Minor in Construction Planning and Management

20302857800_6ce717c491_zEffective planning and management of urban construction projects requires specialized knowledge of the technical, economic and political environment. This interdisciplinary minor covers the most current theories and practice of construction planning and management for students intending to pursue careers in Business Administration, Policy, Planning, and Development, Environmental Studies, and other related areas.

This seven-course minor program bridges construction activity organization with a broader understanding of the urban system in which these projects are embedded. With the exception of statistics, all of the required courses are within the Department of Civil Engineering and the Price School of Public Policy.

Required Courses

Seven courses consisting of at least 23 units are required for the minor.


Students must complete an advisor approved course in statistics. Candidate courses include ECON 317, EE 364, ISE 220, MATH 208, PPD 303, PSYC 274, SOCI 314 and similar courses. The statistics course must be at least three units.

CE 460: Construction Engineering
CE 461: General Construction Estimating
CE 462: Construction Methods and Equipment or CE 469: Sustainability or CE 470: Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practice

Theme Requirement

Two courses, both from Theme 1 or Theme 2 or Theme 3.

Theme 1:
PPD 358: Urban and Regional Economics
PPD 362: Real Estate Fundamentals for Planning and Development

Theme 2:
FBE 400x: Introduction to Real Estate Finance and Development
FBE 466: Management of Real Estate Development: Feasibility Studies

Theme 3:
PPD 357: Government and Business (prerequisite required)
PPD 435: Analyzing Real Estate Markets for Planning and Development

Electives (select one)

CE 404: Business and Intellectual Property Law for Engineers
CE 412: Construction Law and the Property Development Process
PPD 437: Advanced Finance and Investment for Planning and Development (prerequisite required)

Contact Information

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(213) 740-0587