“As a student in the construction management program at Lawrence Tech, I have gained a superior educational background. This background, coupled with six years of construction experience, enabled me to put theory into practice and has given me exceptional insight into the construction industry.” David Yostos, senior


Construction managers play a crucial role in the overall building process. Whether they work for companies or as independent consultants, construction managers plan, direct, and coordinate a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of residential, commercial, and industrial structures, roads, bridges, wastewater treatment plants, schools, and hospitals. They are responsible for overseeing the entire project, which includes scheduling and coordinating all design and construction processes, as well as the selection, hiring, and supervision of specialty trade contractors.

construction management

Construction jobs today are more complex than ever, and it takes solid professional management to bring even a relatively modest job to successful completion. Construction managers are involved with all stages of the planning, design, and construction in order to control the time and cost it takes to complete the project, while maintaining the quality of the construction.

Advanced positions in construction management involve such activities as defining the responsibilities and structure of the project management team, organizing and leading by implementing project controls, defining roles and responsibilities and developing communication protocols, and identifying the elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.

Employment of construction managers is projected to increase faster than the average for all occupations over the next decade. More construction managers will be needed as the level of construction activity continues to evolve due to population and business growth. The increasing complexity of construction projects will also boost demand for specialized management-level personnel within the construction industry. Sophisticated technology and the proliferation of laws setting standards for buildings and construction materials, worker safety, energy efficiency, environmental protection, and the potential for adverse litigation have further complicated the construction process. Advances in building materials and construction methods, the need to replace portions of the nation’s infrastructure, and the growing number of multipurpose buildings and energy efficient structures will further add to the demand for more construction managers.

Why Construction Management at Lawrence Tech?

construction industryAlthough on-the-job experience is important, construction managers must also have the ability to communicate with architects, engineers, technicians, and construction employees. A strong technical background, combined with excellent management skills, is required to estimate jobs, manage a job site, solve problems, and take on overall project management.

Designed for working professionals with experience in the construction industry and those interested in entering the field, the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program at Lawrence Technological University was developed with input from the Associated General Contractors, Greater Detroit Chapter. This practical program is set up for full- and part-time students and consists of a well-rounded core of management classes along with a strong concentration in construction science and construction engineering. The program exceeds the requirements set by the American Council for Construction Education. Small class sizes and the ability to choose from a collection of focused electives make this program highly responsive to your individual needs.

Personal attention and a commitment to preparing you for leadership in your chosen field are important priorities at Lawrence Tech. The University’s signature theory and practice approach combines in-depth academic study with a wealth of practical experience that can help you sharpen your problem-solving capabilities and develop your ability to articulate and implement innovative management strategies.


Curriculum Flowchart PDF image

Freshman Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
MCS 1113 Technical Math 1 3
PHY 1063 Technical Physics 1 3
PHY 1100 Technical Physics 1 Lab 0
TCE 1023 Architectural Graphics 3
TOTAL 16    


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical & Prof. Communication 3
MCS 1123 Technical Math 2 3
PHY 1083 Technical Physics 2 3
PHY 1101 Technical Physics 2 Lab 1
CHM 1154 Intro. Chem. Principles 4


Sophomore Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413 Foundations of Amer. Exp. 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2313 Technical Calculus 3
MGT 2203 Principles of Management 3
TME 3333 Six Sigma 1 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
TOTAL 15    


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2423 Development of Amer. Exp. 3
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
MGT 2113 Intro. to Business Law 3
TCE 2143 Specifications & Regulations 3
TCE 2073 Surveying 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices 1


Junior Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT/SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective 3
HRM 3013 Organizational Behavior 3
TCE 3093 Steel & Wood Structures 3
OPM 3113 Operations Management 3
TIE 3163 Engr. Economic Analysis 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
TOTAL 15    


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
TCE 3013 Construction Techniques 3
TCE 3033 Soil & Foundations 3
TCE 3053 Electrical/Mechanical Systems 3
TCE 3123 Const. Estimating & Scheduling 3
TIE 3203 Technical Project Management 3
TME 3113 Engineering Mechanics 3


Senior Year


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
TCE 4013 Construction Practicum 3
TCE 4093 Green Building Technology 3
TCE 4113 Construction Safety     3
TME 4113 Computer Design Graphics 3
HRM 4013 Employee/Mgmt. Relations 3
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
TOTAL 15    


Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
TIE 4115 Senior Project 5
TCE 4123 Highway Engineering 3
TCE 4133 Const. Engineering Mgmt. 3
TCE 4213 Const. Contracts & Legalities 3
TME 4103 Engr. Materials 3



Outcomes + Objectives

 Program Educational Objectives

The objective is to provide students with a strong understanding of the fundamental principles and practical application of construction engineering technology and management. Students will also be prepared to:

1.  Identify the problem, formulate and analyze engineering alternatives, and solve the problem individually as well as in a team environment;

2.  Assume management and leadership roles in the technology industry; 

3. Communicate effectively in a professional engineering environment; and

4. Pursue professional careers and engage in life-long learning. 


Student Outcomes

The educational outcomes of the Department of Engineering Technology at Lawrence Technological University are to produce graduates with:

  1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures and methodologies;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes;
  4. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to each project’s objectives;
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  6. an ability to identify, analyze and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and us appropriate technical literature;
  8. an understanding of the need for, and an ability to engage, in self-directed continuing professional development;
  9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  10. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and 
  11. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. 



Graduates with a degree in Construction Management have many career options:

  • Architectural, engineering, and related service firms
  • Building code compliance
  • Construction estimating Construction project management
  • Construction safety
  • Government
  • Specialty trade contractors (electrical, heating and air-conditioning, general building, plumbing)


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