Construction Management Major
Students graduate with a Construction Management degree to careers as construction project managers, communicators and leaders. Construction managers are master coordinators, overseeing all components of complex projects and seting up systems to be engineered for efficiency and completion.
As a student, you will study common engineering subjects like math, building materials, and structures and move on to business topics and specialized courses on contracts and specifications, site planning and design, cost estimating, building systems, safety, and sustainability. Students emerge as experts in the latest advances in building materials and construction methods, replacing aging infrastructure, and the growing number of multipurpose buildings, smart buildings and energy-efficient structures that are driving the demand for excellent construction managers.
As the only degree in the Philadelphia region accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), you will learn from faculty with industry experience and draw from deep Drexel industry connections and alumni network working at the top constructors in the nation.
Drexel Engineering combines immersive, design-oriented coursework and invaluable experiential learning through co-op, a capstone senior design experience and opportunities to be immersed in active construction settings that will have you ready to start a career making an immediate impact.
Drexel Engineering Co-Op
The Drexel Construction Management Co-op gives you the ability to directly apply what you learned in the classroom. You come away knowing more about the options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and become more confident about the focus within your chosen discipline. The context you gain provides you with the ability to start your career ready to make a difference.
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Hometown: Queens, New York
Major: Construction Management
Class Year: 2023
Curriculum and Requirements
Students are required to successfully complete 187 credits for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. The required courses expose students to a variety of engineering, construction, business and communication topics.
Visit the Drexel Catalog for more information or learn more about our admissions requirements.
Students have the option to minor in any area at the University. Popular minors include business, marketing, and many others. Explore the options for minors.
Careers in construction management provides many opportunities with job titles such as construction manager, construction estimator, superintendent, land planner, sustainability consultant, project manger, facilities manger, site engineer. Professionals in this field earn a median salary of $101,480, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Drexel outcomes one year after graduation include:
- 100% construction management employment one-year after graduation
- $69,875 average salary one-year after graduation
- 50% received job offers from co-op employer
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