2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Building Construction Management Technology, BS
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.
“C-” or better required in all major courses and all courses that are a prerequisite to a BCM course
Building Construction Management Major Courses (59 credits)
BCM Elective (3 credits)
Any other BCM class for BCM Majors or
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (58 credits)
English selective (3 credits)
Business Selective (3 credits)
Communication Selective (3 credits)
Human Relations Selective (3 credits)
Global Selective (3 credits)
Technical Elective (3 credits)
Any course within the Colleges of Technology, Engineering, Management or approved course.
Electives (3 credits)
- Free - Credit Hours: 3.00
University Core Requirements
Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
Spring 4th Year
- BCM 48701 - Construction Capstone
- Global Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- BCM Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Business Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
*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)
The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.
myPurduePlan is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion
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 .
Any course within the College of Technology, Engineering, or Management, or approved courses.
English Composition First Year Selective
Any course from the following:
Human Relations Selective
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
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
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:
Computer Graphics Technology CGT courses
Computer and Information Technology
Computer and Information Technology courses with a lab such as
Computer Science course with a lab such as
Other courses may apply, see academic advisor.
TECH 33000 , or Study Abroad, or any of the following courses:
- AD 22600 - History Of Art To 1400
- AD 25500 - Art Appreciation
- AD 45400 - Modern Architecture
- AGEC 25000 - Economic Geography Of World Food And Resources
- ANTH 10000 - Introduction To Anthropology
- ANTH 20500 - Human Cultural Diversity
- ANTH 21200 - Culture, Food And Health
- ANTH 23000 - Gender Across Cultures
- ANTH 31200 - The Archaeology Of Ancient Egypt And The Near East
- ANTH 32700 - Environment And Culture
- ANTH 33600 - Human Variation
- ANTH 33700 - Human Diet: Origins And Evolution
- ANTH 38000 - Using Anthropology In The World
- ARAB 23000 - Arabic Literature In Translation
- ASAM 24000 - Introduction To Asian American Studies
- ASAM 34000 - Contemporary Issues In Asian American Studies
- CHNS 28000 - Topics in Chinese Civilization and Culture
- CLCS 18100 - Classical World Civilizations
- CLCS 23100 - Survey Of Latin Literature
- CLCS 23200 - Classical Roots Of English Words
- CLCS 23300 - Comparative Mythology
- CLCS 28000 - Topics In Classical Civilization
- CLCS 38500 - Science, Medicine And Magic In The Ancient West
- CMPL 23000 - Crossing Borders: Introduction To Comparative Literature
- CMPL 26600 - World Literature: From The Beginnings To 1700 A D
- CMPL 26700 - World Literature: From 1700 A D To The Present
- COM 22400 - Communicating In The Global Workplace
- COM 30300 - Intercultural Communication
- EAPS 10000 - Planet Earth
- EAPS 12000 - Introduction To Geography
- EAPS 37500 - Great Issues - Fossil Fuels, Energy And Society
- EEE 35500 - Engineering Environmental Sustainability
- ENGL 23000 - Great Narrative Works
- ENGL 24000 - Survey Of The British Literature: From The Beginnings Through The Neoclassical Period
- ENGL 24100 - Survey Of The British Literature: From The Rise Of Romanticism To The Modern Period
- ENGL 25700 - Literature Of Black America
- ENGL 26600 - World Literature: From The Beginnings To 1700 A.D.
- ENGL 26700 - World Literature: From 1700 A.D. To The Present
- ENGL 34100 - Topics In Science, Literature, And Culture
- ENGL 35800 - Black Drama
- ENGL 36000 - Gender And Literature
- FNR 10300 - Introduction To Environmental Conservation
- HDFS 28000 - Diversity In Individual And Family Life
- HEBR 28000 - Modern Israel: Cinema, Literature, Politics And History
- HEBR 28400 - Ancient Near Eastern History And Culture
- HIST 10300 - Introduction To The Medieval World
- HIST 10400 - Introduction To The Modern World
- HIST 10500 - Survey Of Global History
- HIST 24100 - East Asia In The Modern World
- HIST 25000 - United States Relations With The Middle East And North Africa
- HIST 27200 - Introduction To Modern Latin American History (1810 To The Present)
- HIST 31700 - A History Of The Christian Church And The Expansion Of Christianity I
- HIST 32900 - History Of Women In Modern Europe
- HIST 33400 - Science And Technology In Western Civilization II
- HIST 35100 - The Second World War
- HIST 36100 - Violence in Africa
- HIST 37500 - Women In America Since 1870
- JPNS 28000 - Introduction To Modern Japanese Civilization
- JWST 33000 - Introduction To Jewish Studies
- LC 23500 - East Asian Literature In Translation
- LC 23900 - Women Writers In Translation
- MUS 25000 - Music Appreciation
- PHIL 11400 - Global Moral Issues
- PHIL 20600 - Philosophy Of Religion
- PHIL 21900 - Introduction To Existentialism
- PHIL 22500 - Philosophy And Gender
- PHIL 24000 - Social And Political Philosophy
- PHIL 24200 - Philosophy, Culture, And The African American Experience
- PHIL 27000 - Biomedical Ethics
- PHIL 29000 - Environmental Ethics
- PHIL 33000 - Religions of the East
- PHIL 33100 - Religions of the West
- POL 13000 - Introduction To International Relations
- POL 14100 - Governments Of The World
- POL 22200 - Women, Politics, And Public Policy
- POL 22300 - Introduction To Environmental Policy
- POL 23000 - Introduction To The Study Of Peace
- POL 23100 - Introduction To United States Foreign Policy
- POL 23500 - International Relations Among Rich And Poor Nations
- POL 23700 - Modern Weapons And International Relations
- POL 32700 - Global Green Politics
- POL 34800 - East Asian Politics
- Study Abroad Experience
- Foreign Language - in class only
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.
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.
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:
Electrical Construction Management (ELCM)
Electrical Concentration Selective
Pick one of the following:
Mechanical Construction Management (MCNM)
Mechanical Concentration Selective
Pick one of the following:
Demolition and Reconstruction Management (DEMR)
Residential Construction Management (RSCM)
Residential Concentration Selective
Pick one of the following:
Disaster Restoration & Reconstruction Management (DRRM)
Healthcare Construction Management (HLCM)
Organizational Leadership & Supervision Minor
Computer Graphics (BIM) Minor
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
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.
Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired. However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.