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Highway Heavy/Civil Works Track


Foundation Course (2 credits)

Managing with Building Information Modeling (CMGT 4003)
AutoCAD for Construction Managers CMGT 2019 can substitute only if you've already taken CMGT 4003.

Required Courses (14 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Surveying and Mapping (CEGE 3202) 2 fall, summer
Materials and Structures II (CMGT 4545) 4 spring
Construction Accounting (CMGT 4201) 2 fall
Transportation Engineering (CEGE 3201) 3 fall, spring
Principles of Highway Design (CEGE 4201) 3 spring

Technical Electives (11 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Environmental Engineering (CEGE 3501) 3 fall, spring
Managing Erosion and Sediment Control (CMGT 4081) 1 spring
Directed Study (CMGT 4193) 1–3 every semester
Additional Internship (CMGT 4196) 1 every semester
Advanced Construction Cost Estimating (CMGT 4422) 2 spring
Topics in Construction Management (CMGT 4550) varies fall, spring
Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (LA 3571) 3 fall
Soil Mechanics I (CEGE 3301) 3 fall, spring
Fluid Mechanics (CEGE 3502) 4 fall, spring
Pavement Engineering and Management (CEGE 4253) 3 spring
Hydrologic Design (CEGE 4501) 4 fall, spring
Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (HRIR 3021) 3 every semester
Construction Industry through Time and Tomorrow (CMGT 4000) 2 fall, even years, online
Innovative Contracting (CMGT 4001) 1 fall, odd years
Lean Construction (CMGT 4002) 1 spring, odd years, online
Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety (CMGT 4301) 3 fall, odd years, online
Environmental Health Principles (CMGT 4302) 3 spring, even years, online
Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Managers (BBE 3101) 3 varies
Facility Programming and Design (CMGT 3024W) 2 fall, even years, online

Questions? Connect with Construction Management enrollment advisor Willie Wong: wkwong@umn.edu or 612-625-2529. 

Career Outlook

Roads. Bridges. Tunnels and dams. Water. Sewer. Stormwater. Energy. Power grid. Utilities. Transportation. Natural resources. Mining. Ports and harbors.

Typically commissioned by government, these types of construction projects involve a variety of resources, often are very complex, and serve the public at large.

Your business card might read:

  • Project Engineer or Field Technician
  • Project Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Quality Control Coordinator or Tester
  • Construction Accountant
  • Senior Project Manager or Principal
  • Owner’s Construction or Project Representative
  • Preconstruction Services Consultant
  • BIM (Building Information Modeling) Modeler or Coordinator
  • Marketing and Development Principal

Types of companies you could work for:

  • Highway and Civil Works Contractors
  • General, Utility, Specialty Contractors
  • Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Material Suppliers and Distributors
  • Equipment Suppliers and Distributors
  • Energy Generating and Distribution
  • Preconstruction
  • Government
  • Public Development Authorities
  • Transit System Authorities (airport, tunnel, bus, rail)