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Would you consider expanding your knowledge and work experience in the construction industry? Are you interested in obtaining advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to be a leader and innovator in an increasingly globalized construction industry?

East Carolina's MCM program allows you to expand on a construction management, engineering, or closely related field such as architecture, business, or finance and marketing degree in order to gain greater access to knowledge that is essential for excelling in today's fast paced and ever changing local and international arena. For those mid-career and experienced professionals, this practical curriculum provides advanced applications in construction scheduling, cost estimating, land use and development, sustainable construction and globalization, as well as advanced computer applications in construction.

The program requires a research capstone seminar with an opportunity to conduct independent study and research. The courses can be taken in a typical classroom and laboratory setting or on-line. Our highly qualified and experienced faculty members deliver instruction on state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and systems gained through applied research and consulting projects.

ECU Advantage

East Carolina's MCM program was established in 2005. Construction management department faculty at ECU will ensure that you are prepared to continue your work at a higher level and with the skills necessary for career advancement in the construction industry. ECU's program is small and offers hands-on learning and practical knowledge for developing leaders in a global economy.

What You Will Study

Program Coordinator: Syed Ahmed (346 Rawl Building; 252-328-6958; ahmeds@ecu.edu)

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.

    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:

    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. selected from the following courses:
      • CMGT 6600 - Critical Analysis and Evaluation of Construction Documentation
      • CMGT 6610 - Advanced Computer Applications in Construction
      • CMGT 6620 - Human Resources and Training
      • CMGT 6625 - Residential Construction Trends
      • CMGT 6630 - Advanced Applications in Construction Scheduling
      • CMGT 6635 - Residential Project Risk Management
      • CMGT 6640 - Residential Land Use Management and Design
      • CMGT 6650 - Global Management of Construction
      • CMGT 6655 - Residential Sustainability
      • CMGT 6660 - Quality Control Systems
      • CMGT 6662 - Legal Implications of Design and Construction
      • CMGT 6664 - Advanced Cost Estimating/Cost Analysis
      • CMGT 6665 - Residential Codes, Contracts, and Law
      • CMGT 6700 - Research Capstone Seminar
      For more information about this degree visit the university's academic catalogs.

      Careers With This Degree

      Graduates with this degree are successful in many fields and careers, including the following:

      • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
      • Cost Estimators
      • Civil Engineering Technicians
      • Manufacturing, Installation and Repair
      • Construction
      • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

      Career Opportunities

      ECU has developed resources to help you learn more about career opportunities and job market outlook. In addition, the websites below provide specific information on careers in the various majors from which students may choose:

      NC Tower

      This website provides graphs and tables of in-depth information on employment rates, wages and ongoing higher education enrollment of graduates from the North Carolina Community College System and from the University of North Carolina system schools. NC Tower includes data on former UNC students who are working in roughly 90% of all jobs in North Carolina. This database excludes information for graduates who are:

      • Self-employed;
      • Work for the federal government, including the military: or
      • Work outside of North Carolina.

      US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

      This website also provides in-depth information regarding pay, projected new jobs, required education, growth rate and on-the-job training information on various occupations.

      Degree-specific internships

      For information on internship information for specific majors, go to the home page of the department in which the major is located and, as available, find the link to the information on internships in that major.

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