Undergraduate Construction Management Certificate

This certificate program is offered through the Rinker School of Construction Management, College of Design Construction and Planning, University of Florida. The program, which is intended for senior students in construction related programs who are enrolled in universities other than the University of Florida , is a 1-semester program wherein students complete four courses (12 credits).

Admission Requirements

  1. Must be a senior enrolled in a recognized undergraduate degree program in a construction related program.
  2. Must have demonstrated English communication skills.
  3. Students from non-exempt countries must demonstrate proficiency in English by providing TOEFL and or TSE scores.

Completed applications must be received by October 1st for admission to the Spring program and by May 1st for admission to the Fall program.  Please see the Rinker School’s course listing  for various courses and programs offered by the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Construction Management. E-mail enquiries about this certificate program may be sent to shanker@ufl.edu or chini@ufl.edu.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students interested in completing the certificate program and continuing into Master of Construction Management (MCM) or Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) programs

Complete four of the following courses with a combined grade point average of 2.5 or better. The semester credit hours and semesters offered are indicated.  Courses with suffix ‘C’ have a laboratory component.  Courses marked with (*) have to be completed for the master’s degree. Only courses with grade of C or better will be accepted for credit toward master’s degree.

BCN 5618C      Comprehensive Estimating
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)*
 

BCN 5705C      Construction Project Management
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)*
 

BCN 3224C      Construction Techniques
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)*
 

BCN 3255C      Graphics Communication in Construction
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)*
 

BCN 5784        Equipment and Methods for Heavy/Highway Construction
 
(3 hrs) (Spring)
 

BCN 5722        Advanced Construction Planning and Control
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)*
 

BCN 5737        Advanced Issues in Construction Safety and Health
 
(3 hrs) (Spring)*
 

Admission to the MCM/MSCM can only be given to students who obtain a minimum score of 300 (verbal + quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and complete their undergraduate degree in a construction related program.  Students are therefore strongly advised to complete the GRE prior to beginning their studies at the Rinker School.  MCM has no thesis requirement whereas MSCM has a thesis requirement. 

Students interested in just completing the certificate program.

Students interested in just completing the one semester certificate program and entering the construction industry are not required to take GRE exam or 5000 level courses.  Students will be awarded the certificate if they complete four courses from the list below with a combined grade point average of 2.5 or better.  The semester credit hours and semesters offered are indicated.  Courses with suffix ‘C’ have a laboratory component.

BCN 3611C      Construction Estimating I
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)
 

BCN 3027C      Introduction to Construction Management
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)
 

BCN 4709C      Construction Project Management
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)
 

BCN 3224C      Construction Techniques
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)
 

BCN 3240C      Equipment and Methods for Heavy/Highway Construction
 
 (3 hrs) (Spring)
 

BCN 3255C      Graphic Communication in Construction
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)
 

BCN 3730        Construction Safety, Health and Environment
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)
 

BCN 4720        Construction Planning and Control
 
(3 hrs) (Fall, Spring)
 

The current tuition and fees for this program are $390/credit hour.  In addition, students are responsible for their costs of living and other expenses.