Build your future with a construction management degree: you’ll do that here.

The technology management: construction management and design degree includes all facets of construction, so you can excel in all aspects of the construction industry, including public, residential, commercial, and industrial structures. 

What You’ll Do  

As a construction management and design major, you’ll be prepared for technically oriented, mid-management positions. You’ll learn technical aspects including architectural drafting and mechanics of structures and materials as well as management aspects like contracts, building codes, estimating, and project administration.  

  • Gain experience with computer-aided modeling, design and drafting, auxiliary views, sections, and dimensioning. 
  • Get hands-on experience utilizing tools and equipment related to residential and commercial construction.  
  • Learn to create detailed working drawings of residential and commercial buildings, including foundations, floor plans, elevations, sections, details, electrical, plumbing, and heating plans. 
  • Complete a required internship focused on technical and/or management aspects of the construction industry. 

Outcomes & Careers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $105k

    Construction Manager

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a construction manager is $105,000. 

  • $64k

    Construction Inspector

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a construction and building inspector is $64,390. 

  • $42k

    Construction Laborer

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a construction laborer is $41,730. 

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

What You'll Study

In the construction management and design option, you’ll learn software programs like AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft Project, Procore, project management, and estimating software. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Technology Management: Construction Management & Design Option - 88 Hours Required


Required Courses:

  • CH181/081/001 Basic Principles of Chemistry (5)
  • CM260 Computer Methods of Construction Managers (3)
  • CM330 Construction Planning and Scheduling (3)
  • IM300 Technical Communication (3)
  • IM301 Industrial Safety (3)
  • IM311 Statistical Process Control (3)
  • IM419 Industrial Supervision (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MA117 Precalculus B (3)
  • MA139 Applied Calculus (3)
  • MN220 Engineering Econ Analysis (3)
  • PH120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • SW207 Understanding Cultural & Social Diversity (3)
  • UI410 Manufacturing Research in a Global Society (3)

Construction Management & Design Option:

  • CM126 Computer Aided Architectural Drafting (3)
  • CM143 Construction Methods & Materials I (3)
  • CM226 Residential Architectural Drafting & Design (3)
  • CM243 Construction Methods and Materials II (3)
  • CM310 Construction Building Codes (3)
  • CM315 Construction Contracts and Legal Issues (3)
  • CM320 Construction Cost Estimating (3)
  • CM322 Commercial Architectural Drafting & Design (3)
  • CM325 Building Mechanical & Electrical Systems (3)
  • CM343 Construction Surveying & Testing (3)
  • CM410 Construction Project Administration (3)
  • CM443 Construction Equipment Management (3)
  • IM317 Internship (3)
  • MN319 Statics and Strength of Materials (3)

Construction Management and Design students earn experience through a 240-hour internship and a capstone course for students to work in teams to solve open-ended industrial projects and/or participate in a student competition. Students also gain valuable hands-on experience through labs that accompany the course work. 

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year    

Fall Semester (16 Hours)     

  • UI100 (1)
  • EN100 (3)
  • CM126 (3)
  • CM143 (3) 
  • MA116 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • CM243 (3)
  • IM300 (3)
  • MA117 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Sophomore Year    

Fall Semester (17 Hours)  

  • CH181/081/001 (5)
  • CM226 (3) 
  • CM310 (3) 
  • CM320 (3)
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (14 Hours)    

  • IM301 (3) 
  • MA139 (3)
  • PH120/020 (5)
  • SW207 (3)

Junior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)    

  • CM260 (3) 
  • CM330 (3)
  • MN220 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • CM315 (3)
  • CM322 (3)
  • CM343 (3)
  • IM317 (3)
  • MN319 (3)

Senior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)     

  • CM325 (3) 
  • CM443 (3) 
  • IM311 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (13 Hours)  

  • CM410 (3)
  • IM419 (3)
  • UI410 (3)
  • Elective (3) 
  • Elective (1)

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Professional and Student Organizations 

The Construction Management Organization (CMo) offers professional development, social interaction, and leadership opportunities to the students in the construction management and design program of the Department of Engineering and Technology. CMo is a student chapter of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO). CMo also sponsors teams to a student competition in the fall.  

Accreditations

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Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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Polytechnic Building 216
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 6825
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701