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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Building Construction Management Technology, BS

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About the Program

Building construction management (BCM) prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in management or project management within the construction industry. Through interactive classes and hands-on projects, BCM students experience all aspects of a construction project.

Classes focus on leadership and organization as well as materials and processes. They also include the latest industry technologies, including building information modeling.

Building Construction Management Technology Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Building Construction Management Technology  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown.  These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 Credits
“C-” or better required in all major courses and all courses that are a prerequisite to a BCM course

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (58 credits)

Electives (3 credits)

  • Free - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements

Program Requirements

Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

14 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

16 Credits

14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Global Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • BCM Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Business Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all BCM courses and all prerequisites for BCM courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Any course taken at Purdue can be attempted no more than three times (inclusive of W, WF, WN, and IF)

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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Supplemental BCM Information

Note: An assumption is made that some students are already proficient in Microsoft Office - Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Access. If not, the student may want to consider taking CS 11000  or CS 23500 , which can be used towards the Lab Science Selective.

*Note: Students may have to take MA 15300 - Algebra And Trigonometry I  first, depending on their math readiness. The pre-requisite for MA 15800  is an ALEKS score of at least 60 or a grade of C- or better in MA 15300 .

BCM Elective

Any non-required BCM class (excluding courses for Non- Majors: BCM 13000  and BCM 23000 ). BIM courses can also be used, such as CGT 36000 , CGT 46000 , or CGT 46200 

Technical Elective

Any course within the College of Technology, Engineering, or Management, or approved courses.

Lab Science Selective

4 credits in this area are needed for graduation. The courses listed below in bold are 4 or more credit hour courses. You may take two of the 3 credit hour courses instead of one 4 credit hour course. The course(s) must have a lab component. It must not have an online lab component, unless it is a computer class. You must meet all course pre-requisites.

At least one class must be chosen from the following

If taking two 3 credit hour courses

If taking two 3 credit hour courses, you may choose the second course from the above list or from among the following:

Global Selective

TECH 33000 , or Study Abroad, or any of the following courses:

Construction Work Experience

A minimum of 800 hours of post high school construction work experience is required for graduation with a baccalaureate degree. Summer construction jobs, BCM internships, or BCM Co-op programs may be used to satisfy this requirement. To document your work hours, go to the BCM website and look for Work Experience Folder. That will bring up a Word file with directions for you to follow. Concentrations require 400 hours of work experience within the concentration.

Progression Policy

Students must meet the following requirements to progress in the BCM major. Failure to meet these standards will require the student to CODO out of the BCM Department. BCM majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all BCM courses and all courses that are a prerequisite to a BCM course. The “C-” grade must be earned before enrolling in subsequent courses. BCM courses can be repeated only once.


Students that are not allowed to continue with BCM courses due to the Progression Policy may make a written appeal to the Department Head of Building Construction Management if they believe there are extenuating circumstances that caused them to be dropped from the department.

Departmental Policy

It is the responsibility of each student to assure that he or she fulfills the necessary pre-requisites and courses to meet graduation requirements. Questions may be directed to a BCM advisor.


Students desiring to have a concentration designated on their transcripts should consult with the appropriate concentration coordinator. Students may be limited to one concentration depending on space availability. BCM Concentrations are:


OLS 25200 , OLS 28400 , or OLS 38600  can fulfill the Human Relations Selective, the Technical Elective, or the Free Elective.


CGT 36000 , CGT 46000 , or CGT 46200  can fulfill the Technical Elective, the Free Elective, or the BCM Elective.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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