Learn about the complexities of a healthcare facility and apply the knowledge in a construction management career.

Healthcare Construction Management

Building any state-of-the art healing facility requires knowledge of special regulations and technical requirements. From complex research hospitals and cancer treatment centers to urgent care buildings and assisted living facilities, healthcare construction projects all include systems that are vital to the success of the facility’s operations.

When you study for your healthcare construction management degree at Purdue University, you will focus on the unique features of this sector of the construction industry.

With the rapid growth of technology in the healthcare and hospital construction industry, as well as the increased specialization of the work, it is important for you to understand the regulations and risks associated with these healthcare-related projects. For example, all hospitals have strict regulations for mechanical, electrical, security and medical gas systems. Once you understand the unique issues and components, you will view a hospital design differently than an office building design.

Many healthcare-related construction projects are additions or renovations to existing facilities that must remain operational during construction. Careful and detailed scheduling is another special consideration for professionals in this field.

While the focus is healthcare construction, your courses will also expose you to construction methods and project management skills that can be applied to all construction projects. This major is offered by the School of Construction Management Technology.

Meet our faculty, most of whom have industry experience.


  • Take advantage of opportunities to attend national conventions and meet leaders in the healthcare construction world as a member of ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering). Purdue is home to the first student chapter of this organization.
  • Obtain ASHE certification as Certified Healthcare Constructor or Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager.
  • Be highly marketable to national companies known for healthcare construction because of the specialized nature of this major.
  • Gain valuable experience as you complete 800 hours of on-site construction work as part of your graduation requirements.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

What can I do?

Healthcare Facilities Manager
Project manager
Project engineer

Where can I go?

Pepper Construction
Messer Construction
McCarthy Building Companies
Meyer Najem Construction
Purdue is one of the best colleges for construction management programs. I’m a construction freak - the faculty are really good and I’m loving my courses here!
Zenith R.
BCM Masters student

What to expect in Healthcare Construction Management

Core courses

TLI 11100 - Gateway To Technology Leadership And Innovation
IT 10400 - Industrial Organization
TLI 11200 - Foundations Of Organizational Leadership
OLS 25200 - Human Relations In Organizations
TLI 21300 - Project Management
TECH 32000 - Technology And The Organization
TLI 21400 - Introduction To Supply Chain Management Technology
IT 23000 - Industrial Supply Chain Management
TLI 31300 - Technology Innovation And Integration: Bar Codes To Biometrics
IT 34500 - Automatic Identification And Data Capture
TLI 31400 - Leading Innovation In Organizations
TLI 31500 - Innovative Product Development And Testing
TLI 36700 - Teaching Design And Innovation I
TLI 31600 - Statistical Quality Control
IT 34200 - Introduction To Statistical Quality
TLI 41400 - Financial Analysis For Technology Systems
IT 43200 - Financial Transactions In Distribution
TLI 23500 - Introduction To Lean And Sustainable Systems
IT 21400 - Introduction To Lean Manufacturing
TLI 33400 - Economic Analysis For Technology Systems
IT 45000 - Production Cost Analysis
TLI 33520 - Human Factors For Technology Systems
IT 28100 - Industrial Safety
IT 35100 - Advanced Industrial Safety And Health Management
TLI 33620 - Total Productive Maintenance
IT 38100 - Total Productive Maintenance
TLI 43530 - Operations Planning And Management
IT 44200 - Production Planning
TLI 43640 - Lean Six Sigma
IT 44600 - Six Sigma Quality
TLI 45700 - Technology Policy And Law
OLS 34600 - Critical Thinking And Ethics
MET 14300 - Materials And Processes I
MET 14400 - Materials And Processes II
MET 24500 - Manufacturing Systems
CGT 11000 - Technical Graphics Communications
TLI 48390 - Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone I: Problem Identification And Analysis
TLI 48395 - Industrial Engineering Technology Capstone II: Facility Design

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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