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.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline.
- Create a construction project safety plan.
- Create construction project cost estimates.
- Create construction project schedules.
- Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles.
- Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes.
- Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects.
- Apply construction management skills as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Apply electronic‐based technology to manage the construction process.
- Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control.
- Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process.
- Understand construction risk management.
- Understand construction accounting and cost control.
- Understand construction quality assurance and control.
- Understand construction project control processes.
- Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project.
- Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction.
- Understand the basic principles of structural behavior.
- Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping systems.