Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a career in the design or construction of capital projects will have a distinct competitive advantage if they have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of managing construction. The minor, along with completion of your full degree program, will provide you a distinct competitive advantage over other potential job candidates. When completed with the minor, students should have a good understanding of construction project management concepts, tools, and techniques and be able to be productive on project teams in their first employment after graduation. The minor also aligns students with career paths leading to increased management responsibility. It’s important to know that due to the presence of this minor, Maryland construction companies recruit heavily in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
The minor is open to all students in the A.J. Clark School of Engineering or the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation that have earned at least 60 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Completion of the minor requires 15 credit hours (5 courses). The program is designed with a foundation of four core courses and one elective. All courses are shown below.
Completion of the minor also requires a summer internship in the construction industry at the end of Junior Year.
For the core courses, students must choose to take either ARCH 472 or ENCE 426.