How is the construction management certificate course at UCLA extension?
I have a Masters Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering but my focus so far has been water resources. I want to switch my focus to Construction Management, Sustainability and Green Engineering. I have looked up a few certificate courses online and the ones at UCLA extension and UC Berkeley extension looked appealing. I wanted to know how good they are considered in the industry and what would be my career prospects. I have no work experience at all.
Question answered by Varaz
Hi. I am a program director at the UCLA Extension and can answer your question. The construction management certificate program at UCLA Extension has been offered for many years, and it is one of the most popular programs in our engineering department. Our courses are taught by instructors who are industry experts and most have their own construction company. The program is open to all students, and I am sure with your degree in Civil Engineering you will do fine in the courses. For the detail list of required and elective courses please visit: uclaextension.edu/eistm.
What is the difference in credibility of these two construction management programs.?
I am currently a Construction Management student at Pennsylvania College of Technology and am looking to transfer to Temple Universities program. Are there any pros and cons to this? Is one better than the other? Will one look better on a resume than another? Thank you for your help.
Question answered by constructioneducation
For Construction Management BS degrees, the main accreditation body is called the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). On its website is has a list of accredited programs and programs that are pending accreditation. They require each accredited program to meet specific course content requirements that the construction industry has supported since the group was originally formed by the construction industry in the late 1960's. As long as a program has ACCE accreditation, it is a nationally accepted degree in construction management. Large employers hire graduates across the US but if you want to work at more of a regional company, many of them support the local university and hire their graduates first.
Engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is a good accrediting body as well. Most all the Construction Engineering Technology programs would be more ABET accredited. It looks like PCT is ACCE and Temple is ABET. I would encourage you to research both accrediting bodies to see the difference in what they do for construction programs and make the best educated decision on your future plans.
I would say overall for the construction industry, if you are a highly motivated, problem solver, that has good oral and written communication skills they industry would have no problem hiring you from either university.
What degree is better for construction management career?
Is it better to get a 4 year construction management bachelors degree or a 2 year associates degree? What are the pros and cons of each?
Question answered by Benita Nembhard
For me I've been edging to construction project management, just because i like the hustle and bustle of construction sites. Quantity surveying does have advantages, but i think you personally need to have an interest in what these professions involve!!
way up the pro's and con's of both and see where you stand, and also look further into what they actually do and see if that interests you.
Also this thing with QS's becoming site/project managers, yeah possible but over the past decade of working on large/medium sites I've never come across a site or project manager who is from a QS background!
I'm not saying ones better than the other but it is a personal preference, as i have also got offers for CPM and QS degree courses, and I'm still trying to decide myself where i see myself in 10 years from know.
Is construction management a good career choice in today's economy? What are some careers that are similar?
I am looking into getting into construction management as a career, but I keep hearing that it is not a good thing to get into the way the economy is going nowadays. Some advice would be greatly appreciated. Also what are some good jobs that are similar to construction management.
P.S. I am in 10th grade so some colleges where I could study the specific career would be appreciated also. Thank you everybody in advance.
Question answered by Steve B
One of my skills is construction management. I know some people who's skills include construction management. Right now we are unemployed.
I do not want to discourage you. My the time you graduate college, we we have a new economy.
The best is to take something with options, or a dual degree. For example become an engineer (or architect) who can also do construction management in addition to other things as the market changes.
What is the difference between engineering management and construction management?
I'm currently an undergraduate student studying Civil Engineering, with a focus on structural engineering. I'd like to seek a master's degree in the area of management, while staying close to my career interests which are in the areas of designing structures and overseeing their construction process.
Can someone please tell me the difference between engineering management and construction management? In your opinion, which is most rewarding?
Question answered by Sergio__
The difference is the type of project they handle.
Both are focused in the business side of engineering. Budgeting, planning, etc.
Constructions management is mainly focused in construction. Engineering management is more general and can be applied to projects in other fields of engineering (e.g. design a machine, a circuit board, an engine, etc.)
What is the difference between earning an associates or a bachelor’s degree in construction management?
This will actually be my second degree and my first was in marketing. I want to transition my project management skills into construction, but since it is my second degree would it make a big difference if I did an associates instead of a bachelors? Also does anyone know of a bachelors program on-line for construction management or construction science? Thank you.
Question answered by Nikolas S
If I'm not mistaken, the Washington University (St Luis, Missouri) used to have one of the best BS curriculum in Construction management; check it.
Also, since you already have a BS degree, I don't thing that you would save any considerable time by working on an associate rather on a second BS.
Go for it!
What are the best universities for a major in construction management?
I am currently in high school and i am interested in construction management and engineering. Sources would be nice too. thanks
Question answered by Doc Martin
Bowling Green has one of the best degrees in Construction Management. Here's a fairly thorough list:
Middle Tennessee State
North Carolina A&T
Southeast Missouri State
St. Cloud State
U of Central Missouri
U of Nebraska—Kearney
U of Northern Iowa
U of Wisconsin—Plattsville
All these schools are ATMAE-accredited, meaning graduates are eligible for CTM (Certified Technology Manager) Certification.
Is construction management a good career to get in to ?
I want to be pursue a degree in construction management, but sometimes i feel like the degree is too narrow. People say that civil engineering would be my best bet but i don't think ill be able to handle the mathematical part of engineering. Plus if i go for thr engineering degree Im going to graduate by the age of 25! Its so stressful to pick a career because its something your going to be doing for the rest of your life. So is construction management overall a good career? What are other opportunities this degree has to offer ? Thank you for your time.
And that is why I am asking !
Question answered by Z
Overall, maybe. The construction "scene" is pretty much dead right now. It's a very competitive field with very little jobs, right now. Civil engineering is a very good major and with a degree in civil engineering you can do the job of a construction manager, but a construction manager cannot do the job of a civil engineer.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
Where I will get some good tutorials about Construction Management?
I need to know more about the project management process in construction management. I want to get some good links for that.
Question answered by syam K
Here is one good link for Construction project management tutorial and books . Try it
Will this major get me into a construction management masters?
I'm currently a business management major with an information systems concentration but I want to pursue construction management. I'm going into my sophomore year in school do you think I should just transfer or finish this degree and pursue the construction degree as a masters if that's possible. Doesn't seem like it is.
Question answered by CNST
I'm a senior in Construction Management right now, and while I have taken a lot of Business classes, I also have to take a very very very fair share of engineering classes, hence why the CM major is in the college of engineering. While you are still as sophomore, I would say that it would be wise to switch your major to Construction Management if you plan on getting a masters in it, but by all means.... talk to your adviser first. Something else you could do is talk to a CM adviser in the college of engineering, and see what they have to say.