Construction Management Minor

Given the industry demand for qualified construction professionals, the goal of the construction management minor (18 units) is to offer courses that lead to the key skills, processes and techniques required by the industry for construction professionals. 

The intent of the construction management minor is to equip students enrolled in civil engineering, architecture, business, and global studies with the ability to integrate construction management (CM) knowledge and expertise to their chosen fields of study as stipulated following:

    • Civil engineering students will benefit from having a minor in CM based on the premise that CM is an associated civil engineering subsector.
    • Architecture students will benefit from having a minor in CM as viewed from an interdisciplinary platform where architects and construction managers share a mutual operating platform in the industry through various project delivery methods.
    • Business students will benefit from having a minor in CM as viewed from a commerce standpoint where all construction projects are directly linked to either finance, accounting, marketing, and/or management. 
    • Global study students will benefit from having a minor in CM by developing the needed skills to apply and relate to construction in developing countries through the built environment and sustainable initiatives.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

Lower Division Requirements


CON105 Intro to Construction Management

This course will explore fundamental concepts related to the theory and practice of construction management. The course includes an overview of the construction industry, job market, common project management tools, basic materials and methods of construction, risk management challenges, sustainable operations, and leadership skills required to direct a construction company and project activities. (3 units; Fall)

Lee, Jay J.
09/05/2023 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Engineering 119

CON205 Plan Reading and Estimating

Plan Reading and Estimating introduces students to construction plan reading and interpretation of residential and commercial projects. With a basic understanding in plan reading, students will apply estimating processes and learn cost engineering terminologies. Students will learn how to conduct quantity surveys from residential and commercial plans and understand the principles of unit price cost estimating. (3 units; Spring)

Cheon, Sung_han
01/08/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Engineering 107

Upper Division Requirements


CON310 Constructn Materials and Methods

This course explores information about construction materials and methods. The following concepts are presented in this course: (a) site investigation; (b) construction materials characteristics and costs; (c) construction methods; (d) equipment types and uses; and (e) equipment production rates and cost. (3 units; Fall)

Kim, Yeesock
09/05/2023 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engineering 104

CON330 Construction Law and Safety

Introduces students to the various causes of construction accidents and adopted strategies to prevent worksite injuries and illnesses with an emphasis on OSHA standards. (3 units; Spring)

Li, Jiliang
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Engineering 129

CON350 ProjectDelivery,Law,AndContracts

This course provides fundamental knowledge for the documentation, administration, and successful delivery of construction projects through the application of industry standard project delivery methodologies. The course will also introduce students to various aspects of construction contracts in respect to project delivery, construction law and ethics. (3 units; Spring)

Lee, Jay J.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engineering 202

CON470 Mechncl Electrcl Piping Constrtn

This course advances student knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and piping (MEP) systems in construction. Students examine principles of code, design, and materials and methods related to the MEP trades. Student perform applied MEP exercises related to examination of plans and specifications, requests for information, submittals, shop drawings, clash detection, and construction coordination. (3 units; Fall)

Kim, Yeesock
09/05/2023 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Engineering 203