The construction industry is an interesting and dynamic career that combines the elements of technical knowledge, management skills and creativity to breathe life into a set of plans, turning them into a real structure. The Construction Manager needs the technical ability to successfully interface with design professionals such as architects and engineers as well as the management skills to work with the talented trades persons that perform the actual work of construction.  These skills are acquired in the classroom as well as through internships and co-op education programs and in all phases of the construction industry such as building construction as well as heavy/highway and utility construction.  These internship and co-op opportunities are supported by our industry partners.    

The students in NJIT’s Construction Management Technology (CMT) program acquire a broad set of management skills as well as business, management, communication, and technical knowledge in order to successfully enter the construction management field. Graduates of our program are successful contractors, construction managers, project executives, project managers and construction inspectors.  Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue graduate degrees in civil engineering, management or related areas and students may participate in the BS/MS Program (http://www.njit.edu/graduatestudies/program-options/bs-ms/index.php).     The full four-year curriculum for the program is shown below.  Students who wish to enter the program as a transfer student are typically students with an A.A.S. degree in Civil or Construction Engineering Technology and should have completed most or all of the courses, or their equivalents, in the first two years of the program as shown below.  In the case of all students, both four-year and transfer, a minimum of 129 credits is required for graduation.

(129 credits)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
MATH 138 General Calculus I 3
PHYS 102 General Physics 3
PHYS 102A General Physics Laboratory 1
CS 106 Roadmap to Computing Engineers 3
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MET 103 Engineering Graphics and Intro. to CAD 2
ET 101 Introduction to Engineering Technology 0
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MATH 238 General Calculus II 3
PHYS 103 General Physics 3
PHYS 103A General Physics Laboratory 1
MET 105 Applied Computer Aided Design 2
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Elective 3
CIMT 101 Introduction to Concrete 3
EPS 202 Society, Technology, and the Environment 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits19
Second Year
1st Semester
ACCT 115 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
MGMT 290 Business Law I 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Elective 3
ECON 201 Economics 3
CE 200 Surveying 3
CE 200A Surveying Laboratory 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting I 3
MIS 245 Introduction to Management Information Systems 3
CIMT 205 Concrete Properties and Testing 3
ENG 352 Technical Writing 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) Elective 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
MATH 305 Statistics for Technology 3
CET 313 Construction Procedures I 3
FIN 315 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 3
CET 317 Construction Computing 3
CET 322 Construction Codes and Regulations 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CET 314 Construction Procedures II 3
CMT 332 Structural Systems for Construction Management 3
HRM 301 Organizational Behavior 3
CET 323 Construction Safety 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level): GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
CET 411 Cost Estimating 3
CET 415 Construction Project Management 3
MNET 414 Industrial Cost Analysis 3
CMT 452 Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Construction 3
CET 421 Construction Contracts 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
CET 413 Environmental Science 3
CMT 436 Temporary Structures for Construction Management 3
CET 416 Senior Construction Project 2
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
Technical or Mgmt. Elective 3
Capstone Seminar Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level):GUR Elective 3
 Term Credits17
 Total Credits128

Electives

Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR 1
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
ENG 3XX
English course
HIST 3XX
History course
LIT 3XX
Literature course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
SS 3XX
Social Science course
THTR 3XX
Theater course
History of Architecture IV
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following 300-level courses:
LIT 3XX
Literature course
HIST 3XX
History course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark approved by the Humanities department
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Take one of the following. Honors College students take honors section:3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Literature
Humanities Senior Seminar - History
Humanities Senior Seminar - Philosophy
Humanities Senior Seminar - English
Humanities Senior Seminar - Theater
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Humanities Senior Seminar - Social Science
1

The department recommends telecommunications management technology option majors take ENG 352 Technical Writing to fulfill this requirement. 

Free Electives

Consult the program coordinator. Students entering with fewer than 9 credits in humanities/social science must take an appropriate humanities/social science course to fulfill the NJIT GUR.

Suggested Management Electives

HRM 303Human Resources Management3
HRM 310Managing Diversity in Organizations3
MGMT 316Business Research Methods3
MGMT 480Managing Technology and Innovation3
MGMT 492Business Policy3
MGMT 491International Business3

Suggested Technical Electives

MNET 420Quality Systems3
CE 342Geology3
CE 350Transportation Engineering3
CE 406Remote Sensing3
CE 450Urban Planning3
CE 465Green and Sustainable Civil Engineering3

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load. 

Minors

Minors are available in several programs of study:

  • Computer Science which is offered by the CIS Department
  • Professional Communications offered by the Humanities Department
  • Business offered by the School of Management

The exact requirements for each of these programs are established by each of the departments offering the Minor. Students seeking information regarding the requirements for minors should consult that department.

CET 323Construction Safety3
CET 490Special Project3
CET 491Special Project1
CET 492Special Project2

Suggested Management Electives

ACCT 115Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
CS 103Computer Science with Business Problems3
HRM 303Human Resources Management3
HRM 310Managing Diversity in Organizations3
MGMT 480Managing Technology and Innovation3
MGMT 492Business Policy3