About the Degree
The B.S. in Urban Construction Management degree at UNO can be obtained by completing 120-credit-hour coursework over a period of 4 years.
The rapid speed and widespread extent of urbanization will demand amplified basic services for the citizens including affordable housing, reliable water, wastewater, and storm water management systems, well-planned transportation provisions, and other efficient civil infrastructure utilities. Practicing engineers, designers, and construction managers currently face the challenge of changing the status quo of their work and adapting their design/management methods to embed sustainable thought process throughout all of their decision making methods. The University of New Orleans' Construction Management degree focuses on urban residential and commercial development coupled with rehabilitation and restoration of existing municipal infrastructures and historic preservation.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completing the Bachelor of Science in Urban Construction Management degree from the University of New Orleans, the student will be able to:
- Describe different urban residential and commercial construction techniques;
- Evaluate sustainability principles in planning, design, and construction of an urban construction project;
- Manage an urban construction project effectively; and
- Formulate restoration plan and manage rehabilitation of a historic construction.
Urban Construction Related Courses
- Urban Architectural Design in Construction
- Urban Construction Techniques and Methods
- Advanced Structure
- Soils and Equipment
- Construction Materials Lab
- Construction Codes, Documents, and Specifications
- Construction Estimating
- Construction Scheduling
- Construction Safety Regulations
- Historic Structures Restoration and Preservation
- Construction Law and Contracts
- Sustainable Construction Techniques and Green Building
- MEP Construction
- The minimum requirement of the admission of UNO will satisfy the requirements of the admission requirements of UCM program as First-time freshmen.
- All in-state applicants are required to have a high school core GPA of 2.5 or higher on scale based on the Regents’ Core (Core 4 or TOPS university curriculum). Test score requirement are as follows:
(Evidence-based Reading and Writings)
- Students transferring from another university or college are considered transfer Students. The following admission regulations apply to transfer students:
- Students transferring into UCM program must have earned a C or better in all courses expected to be transferred for curriculum credit.
- Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable hours must meet the first-time freshman UCM requirements. In addition, they:
- Must have earned at least a 2.00 Transfer GPA on all coursework, and,
b. Satisfy all other university admission standards.
Industry Internship Opportunities
Each student will be required to complete internship with a local construction company. The CEE department will assist the student in securing suitable internship opportunities in the greater New Orleans area. The department will also work with the students in successful completion of the internship experience.
Malay Ghose Hajra, Ph.D., P.E.
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Office: EN 810-A)