Learn leadership and business concepts for construction, renovation or restoration projects and prepare to be an effective leader and partner.

Building Construction Management

From the world’s tallest building to the remodeled kitchen down the block, all construction projects need leadership and management expertise. In Purdue’s building construction management program, you'll gain skills that can have a positive effect on families, on a community and on the economy. You’ll learn what it takes to successfully build all kinds of projects, from idea to completion.

You and your classmates will work together on projects that touch on all aspects of a construction project. You’ll combine that with classes that focus on leadership skills and industry insights.

Find out more about the Building Construction Management Minor.

BCM students gain experience by visiting active job sites

Special features

  • Take classes that offer hands-on experience in both field and office work
  • Learn from professors who have extensive experience in all areas of the construction industry
  • Gain valuable experience as you complete 800 hours of on-site construction work as part of your graduation requirements
  • Take advantage of the program’s contacts within the industry during career fairs and special events on campus
  • Utilize the program’s stellar reputation and coursework to provide greater chances at employment after graduation
  • Share your knowledge (and learn more yourself) on study abroad excursions
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

What can I do?

Project Manager
Field Engineer
Project Engineer

Where can I go?

Gaylor Electric
Milestone Contractors
Pepper Construction
There are a lot of resources here – the libraries are fantastic, labs are fantastic! Being a part of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute is a great way of seeing and getting experience of changing education!
Ph.d student in BCM

What to expect in Building Construction Management

Core courses

BCM 10001 Introduction to Construction
BCM 17500 Construction Materials and Methods
BCM 11201 Construction Surveying Fundamentals
BCM 21200 Construction Layout
BCM 21500 Mechanical Construction
BCM 27500 Construction Plans and Measurements
BCM 25001 Construction Project And Administrative Management
BCM 21601 Electrical Construction
BCM 28500 Construction Mechanics
BCM 34500 Scheduling
BCM 37500 Estimating
BCM 38000 Concrete Construction
BCM 30101 Introduction to Construction Company Financial Management
BCM 35000 Construction Site Planning
BCM 38501 Soils in Construction
BCM 45701 Construction Safety
BCM 35501 Construction Site Supervision
BCM 47500 Construction Costs
BCM 45500 Construction Business and Contracts
BCM 48701 Construction Capstone

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the department

The School of Construction Management Technology focuses on providing the education and skills necessary to groom leaders in the construction industry. The education and research conducted at Purdue affects the safety and quality of all built environments.

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