The Major in Sustainable Construction will prepare students to effectively contribute to the design and construction of a high performance built environment comprised of green, energy-efficient buildings, renewable energy systems, and efficient infrastructure. Its objectives are to address: (1) Issues of resource efficiency, waste, human health, ecological economics, ethics, environmental justice, and industrial ecology; (2) Alternative practices that can significantly reduce the environmental impacts of the built environment, and (3) Exploring past and present thinking by leading theorists and practitioners in this newly emerging discipline. The resulting degree awarded upon successful completion of the program will be a Master of Science in Construction Management (thesis) with a Major in Sustainable Construction.
In addition to writing a sustainability-themed thesis, students must complete the following coursework:
- BCN-6580, High-Performance Green Building Systems, 3 credits
- BCN-6585, Principles of Sustainable Development and Construction, 3 credits
- BCN-6586, Construction Ecology and Metabolism, 3 credits
- BCN-6641, Value Engineering, 3 credits