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Construction Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The construction industry is the single largest industry in America, accounting for 14 percent of our nation’s Gross National Product (GNP). Students interested in becoming a construction manager need a solid background in building science, business and construction management. They need to understand contracts, plans and specifications, and they have to be knowledgeable about construction methods, materials and laws and regulations. Familiarity with computers and software programs for job costing, scheduling and estimating also is important.

The Construction Management program is offered at California State University Northridge.

Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at CSUN will prepare graduates for lifelong careers in the construction industry that will allow them to make productive contributions to society and to gain personal job satisfaction. To accomplish these overall objectives, graduates of this program will have the following qualities:

  • Technical skills necessary to enter careers in construction operation and/or maintenance of the built environment and supporting infrastructure.
  • The ability to thoroughly comprehend, manage and utilize basic construction documents used in construction.
  • The ability to specify and optimize utilization of project methods and materials.
  • The ability to perform reliable cost estimates and analyses.
  • The ability to effectively manage construction projects using state-of-the-art planning scheduling and monitoring tools.
  • Working knowledge of the management tools that are widely used for cost and schedule management in the construction industry.
  • The ability to communicate well both orally and in writing, and the ability to work as a productive member of a construction team.
  • A sense of exploration and the ability to maintain lifelong learning in the areas of emerging construction methods and management.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Undergraduate Program

  • Utilize modern instruments, methods and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents and codes.
  • Evaluate materials and methods for construction projects.
  • Utilize modern surveying methods for construction layout.
  • Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
  • Employ productivity software to solve technical problems.
  • Estimate material quantities and costs.
  • Produce and utilize design construction and operational documents.
  • Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design construction and maintenance of systems in the construction technical specialties.
  • Select appropriate construction material and practices.
  • Apply principles of construction law and ethics.
  • Apply basic technical concepts to the solution of construction problems involving hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, construction scheduling and management, and construction safety.
  • Perform standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within construction engineering technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Computer Applications in Construction Management
  • Construction Estimating and Lab
  • Project Cost Control, Planning and Scheduling and Lab
  • Introduction to Mechanical and Electrical Installation
  • Soil Mechanics for Technology and Lab
  • Construction Equipment and Methods
  • Fundamentals of Green Buildings and Lab
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Report Writing
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Construction Technology Economy
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Contract Administration

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Complete the “International Online Application” at Cal State Apply. 
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable processing fee.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support (.pdf) and bank statement. 
  • All OFFICIAL secondary-school records.
  • Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas. 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S. institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN.
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents.
  • Results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other acceptable test (see table below). Scores must be sent directly to CSUN from the testing agency.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    6888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6888 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
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