Your Future in Construction Management

The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the national employment of construction managers to increase by 11% by 2026 – faster than the average projected growth of 7.5% across all occupations.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program prepares you to serve in leadership positions in the ever-growing field of construction.

After graduation, you will be able to manage projects of all sizes, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Other local, regional and national construction projects
  • Residential housing
  • Roads

What we offer

In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we provide educational programs that are academically challenging and career-enriching by maintaining a balance between both the theoretical and practical aspects of the field.

Our faculty are leading experts in their fields, focusing in areas of:

  • Cold-formed steel
  • Construction
  • Corrosion and non-destructive testing
  • Residential and heavy construction
  • Soil mechanics
  • Structural health monitoring

You will also have the opportunity to complement your educational experience by getting involved in a variety of student clubs like:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • TEXO, the Construction Association
  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

What to expect

In this program, you can expect to be trained on project management and how to communicate technical and structural project aspects with engineers and other practitioners within the construction field. Our Bachelor of Science in Construction Management also provides you with a pathway to earning a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management.

You will acquire the following skills during your time at UNT:

  • Ability to estimate costs and quantities and evaluate materials for construction projects
  • Ability to select appropriate construction materials and determine best practices
  • Ability to manage a construction project
  • How to function as an effective member or leader on a technical team
  • Understanding of the principles of construction management, law and ethics
  • Understanding of written, oral and graphical communication in technical and non-technical environments

You will take non-calculus-based physics and Math 1190, making this the perfect degree if you’re looking to focus on the project management aspects of construction technology.

Freshmen interested in the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management can complete the program in four years. Transfer students may be able to complete it in two years.