Construction Management Student Learning Outcomes


At Washington State University, student learning outcomes (SLOs) represent core skills and knowledge students should develop through a curriculum or program of study. SLOs provide students and faculty with a framework for understanding goals and expectations for a degree. WSU faculty provide students with SLOs at multiple levels, including university-wide, program-level, and course-level.


To honor the land-grant mission, our program educates and prepares work-ready students for careers in the construction industry while advancing education and research in the built environment. The mission will be accomplished by:

  • Providing transformative educational opportunities via interdisciplinary and innovative teaching.
  • Conducting applied research and other scholarly activities that keep the program at the forefront of construction education and the construction industry.
  • Engaging with industry partners and the community to establish and maintain strong connections that directly translate to a world-class construction education.


As a program, we are committed to maintaining a Construction Management course of study that promotes high achievement and incorporates objectively-measured student mastery of defined curricular objectives. This includes:

  • Remaining fully accredited by the ACCE.
  • Demonstrating scholastic achievement by Construction Management students and faculty for the purpose of expanding the existing knowledge base of the construction management profession and the profession’s enhancement of our society.
  • Engaging the construction management industry in ways that mutually benefit the industry, our students, our faculty and our university.
  • Encouraging integration of construction management, design and engineering education within our college.
  • Promoting and advocating for a sustainable built environment.
  • Addressing the Construction Management program goals in ways that simultaneously promote the accomplishment of the mission and goals of WSU, the VCEA, and the SDC.


  1. Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
  2. Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
  3. Create a construction project safety plan.
  4. Create construction project cost estimates.
  5. Create construction project schedules.
  6. Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
  7. Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
  8. Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
  9. Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  10. Apply electronic‐based technology to manage the construction process.
  11. Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
  12. Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
  13. Understand construction risk management.
  14. Understand construction accounting and cost control.
  15. Understand construction quality assurance and control.
  16. Understand construction project control processes.
  17. Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
  18. Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
  19. Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
  20. Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.