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Residential Track


Foundation Courses (6 credits)

  • Managing with Building Information Modeling (CMGT 4003, 2 credits)
    AutoCAD for Construction Managers CMGT 2019 can substitute only if you've already taken CMGT 4003.
  • Materials & Structures (CMGT 4544, 4 credits)
    Statics & Dynamics (AEM 2021, 4 credits)

Required Courses (16 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Materials and Structures II (CMGT 4545) 4 spring
Construction Accounting (CMGT 4201) 2 fall
Building Testing and Diagnostics (SSM 4416) 2 spring
Systems Approach to Residential Construction (SSM 4413) 4 spring
Advanced Residential Building Science with Lab (SSM 4414) 4 fall

Technical Electives (5 credits)

Course Name Credits Offered
Facility Programming and Design (CMGT 3024W) 2 fall, even years, online
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
Management and Human Resource Practices (ABUS 4104) 3 fall, spring
Real Estate Development and Finance (ABUS 4217) 2 fall
Architecture and Ecology (Arch 4561) 3 spring
Renewable Energy Technologies (BBE 4733) 3 spring
Building Codes for Construction Managers (CMGT 4073) 1 fall, spring
Introductory Statics and Structures for Construction Management (BBE 3101) 3 fall, spring
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

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

Career Outlook

Graduates of the residential track work on projects as diverse as single-family and multifamily homes, multilevel apartments and condominiums, and new construction and full remodeling/restoration. 

Your business card might read:

  • Project Engineer
  • Project Superintendent
  • Estimator
  • Scheduler
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Quality Control Coordinator or Tester
  • Construction Accountant
  • Project Manager
  • Corporate Principal
  • Owner’s Construction or Project Representative
  • Residential Sales Associate
  • Residential Design Advisor
  • Marketing and Development Principal

Types of companies you could work for:

  • Residential Contractors
  • General Contractors (primarily large multistory residential)
  • Specialty Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Material Suppliers and Distributors
  • Equipment Suppliers and Distributors
  • Home Service and Maintenance
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Corporations with extensive residential real property holdings