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Graduate Catalog 2012-13


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College of Technology and Computer Science


Department of Construction Management


Syed M. Ahmed, Chair, 346 Rawl Building>

Master of Construction Management (MCM)


The Department of Construction Management offers graduate courses leading to the master’s degree in construction management (MCM). The faculty are actively engaged in applied research and encourage graduate student involvement in different dimensions of research and professional development. The MCM program is offered via two delivery mechanisms –face to face (on-campus) and online. The department is equipped with a high-bay laboratory which provides an environment for large scale testing. Graduates from this program are prepared to take on managerial and leadership positions in the construction management professional arena.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants to the master of construction management must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.

  • BS or BA degree in construction management, construction engineering, construction technology, civil engineering, architecture, real estate, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, business, finance, accounting, management, marketing, or related fields.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Acceptable GRE/GMAT score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose/intent
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV)/resume

Additional Information:
Students with a BS degree in construction management, construction engineering or construction technology will need to complete 30 graduate credits to earn their MCM degrees. No remedial courses are required for the above mentioned students.

Students who have a BS degree in civil engineering, architecture, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, business, finance, accounting, management, or related fields may be required to take undergraduate or graduate remedial courses to demonstrate proficiency. These courses (or equivalent) can be taken at ECU or at a community college or university. A few of these remedial courses may also be available online in locations such as www.constructionclasses.com. All students must complete 30 graduate credits in addition to the following remedial coursework:

  • construction documents and analysis
  • construction materials and methods
  • construction safety
  • construction estimating
  • construction scheduling
  • construction equipment management

Exemptions from remedial courses can be granted by the graduate program director and/or the chair of the Department of Construction Management.

Should the applicant’s cumulative GPA be less than 2.7, the applicant may be admitted on the condition that he/she maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the first 9 graduate credits taken at ECU.

Please visit the Department of Construction Management Web site at www.ecu.edu/tecs/construction/or e-mail us at cmgtinfo@ecu.edu for additional information about the MCM program.

To apply to the MCM program please visit: www.ecu.edu/gradschool/.

The master of construction management requires 30 s.h.: CMGT 6600, 6610, 6620, 6630, 6640, 6650, 6660, 6662, 6664, 6700.