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About the Construction Management Program

The Construction Department offices are located in the Engineering Building on the western edge of the SIUE campus. The 129,000 square-foot state of the art building was completed in the spring of 2000, and contains smart classrooms, laboratory space, computer labs, an auditorium, and faculty offices.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Construction is to prepare its students to assume positions leading to increasing managerial responsibility in a wide variety of firms and agencies which plan and execute construction projects.

Program Objective

The objective of the Department of Construction is to provide graduates with the engineering and business knowledge and skills necessary to coordinate the multifaceted aspects of the construction industry.

  • Strategic Goal #1-Academic programs - Maintain high standards of academic excellence in the construction management program that will attract well-qualified students and faculty, and meet the needs of the construction industry.
  • Strategic Goal #2-Students - Enhance the quality of incoming students to produce graduates that are highly valued by industry, and qualified to pursue graduate study if desired.
  • Strategic Goal #3-Faculty- Recruit and retain faculty known and respected not only for dedication to undergraduate instruction, but to the continued professional development of technical professionals in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
  • Strategic Goal #4-Industry Outreach - Maintain effective outreach to alumni and the greater construction industry


The construction program is accredited with the American Council for Construction Education (

Educational Assessment Plan PDF

Assessment Report PDF

Student Achievements

  • 2016 Outstanding Senior – Brian Upchurch
  • 2016 Outstanding Junior – Cory Littlejohn
  • 2015 Western Specialty Contractor Scholarship -Michael Branscum
  • 2015 Holland Scholarship - Collin Greene
  • 2015 IPLSA Scholarship - Andrea Horn and Steven Knotts
  • 2015 Margaretha Klein Ott Scholarship - Phillip Nzegbuna
  • 2015 CFMA Scholarship - Christine Raffety
  • 2015 Zoelzer Scholarhsip - Alexis Schad and Brian Upchurch
  • 2014 Outstanding Senior – Tony Probst
  • 2014 Outstanding Junior – Derek Casey
  • 2014 Holland Scholarship – Alexis Schad
  • 2014 Zoelzer Scholarship – Jared Kraus and Christine Raffety
  • 2014 Sherrill Family Scholarship – Derek Casey
  • 2014 CFMA Scholarship – Collin Greene
  • 2013 Outstanding Senior - Bryon Graminski
  • 2013 Outstanding Junior - Tony Probst
  • 2012 Outstanding Junior - Phillip Leatherman
  • 2012 Outstanding Senior - Kerry Lorts
  • 2012 Holland Scholarship - Bryon Graminski
  • 2012 Zoelzer Scholarship - Blake Kreutzberg and Ashley Timmerman
  • 2012 Sherrill Family Scholarship - Josh Saunders
  • 2012 Margaretha Klein Ott Scholarship - Megan Banks
  • 2012 CFMA Scholarship - David Baalman
  • 2011 SIBA Safety Scholarship - Jonathan Carter
  • 2011 Concrete Council Scholarship - Cordt Hicke
  • 2011 IAPA Scholarship - Kenny Flood
  • 2011 Outstanding Junior - Kaitlin Schmittling
  • 2011 Outstanding Senior - Clinton Murphy
  • 2011 Holland Scholarship - Clinton Murphy
  • 2011 Zoelzer Scholarship - Kaitlin Schmittling and Ashlee Oceguera
  • 2010 SIBA Safety Scholarship - Casie Byerley
  • 2010 Concrete Council Scholarship - Jacob Gamble

Opportunities after Graduation

Approximately 30-40 students graduate per year and continue in the construction industry as general contractors, specialty contractors, owners and owners representatives, suppliers, etc. In 2013-2014, 13 graduating students reported employment information as follows:

General Contractor

Specialty Contractor

Owner/Supplier/Continuing Education

46% (6)

38% (4)

15% (2)

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in any of the majors offered by the School of Engineering should first seek advisement from the School of Engineering when they initially enroll in the university and should declare a major as soon as possible. Students admitted to programs offered by the School of Engineering shall have met university admission requirements, successfully completed any required academic development and high school deficiency courses, completed MATH 120 - College Algebra (or high school equivalent) with a grade of C or better, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in any completed university course work. Students with high school deficiencies, those with AD (Academic Development) requirements, and those starting in a mathematics course before MATH 150 - Calculus I, will require more than the eight (8) academic semesters shown in this curriculum guide. This may require a summer session(s) or an extra semester(s).

Employment Data

Please visit Employment Data for program employment data.

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