The Master of Construction Management/Master of Architecture (MCM/MArch) dual degree program prepares architectural students for the diverse roles within today's multidisciplinary design/construction process. The MCM degree focuses on enhancing the student's technical, management, and leadership capabilities through specialized courses featuring comprehensive, authentic case studies and projects. The course of study is designed to provide a focused, intensive examination of critical issues within construction management.
In addition to the normal regular MCM curriculum, the MCM/MArch dual degree program includes a unique course: the MCM/MArch Capstone Project. In this course, students apply constructability principles — cost, time, value, methods and systems — to their final MCM degree project.
The MCM program requires 30 units of study, in addition to any prerequisite work that may be required. Some of the 30-unit requirement or prerequisite course work may be met through courses taken in the MArch program.
Enrollment in the MCM program as a dual degree is possible for students who have achieved advanced standing (500-level/MArch2 or above) in the MArch program. To enroll in the dual degree programs, students already enrolled in the MArch program must complete a dual degree declaration form (available from Aaron Akins, assistant registrar), in addition to completing the necessary MCM application procedures and having a meeting with Steve Bannes, director of Graduate Studies in Construction Management.
Regardless of whether a student pursues the dual degree or just decides to take courses in the MCM program, enrollment in Construction Management courses is limited to one course per semester for all students who have not yet completed their architecture degree. Students who do not intend to pursue the dual degree but who take courses in the construction management program may be charged additional tuition for those courses.
Questions concerning the MArch portion of this program should be addressed to:
Student Adviser, MCM/MArch program
Questions concerning the MCM portion of this program should be addressed to:
Steve W. Bannes
Program Director, Graduate Studies in Construction Management