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Project Managers who are responsible for the planning, design, and construction of an installation or infrastructure must understand the fundamentals of construction project management. Topic areas include the history of construction, the construction process starting with an introduction to the equipment and machinery, the building materials and methods, safety and contracts. The introductory material is followed by a more rigorous overview of the processes employed by the construction project manager with a special emphasis on the Project Management Institute (PMI) recognized processes under the specific knowledge areas of time/schedule management, estimate/budget management, procurement management, and risk and quality management.

In this course you will:

  • Study the history of construction

  • Understand the construction processes with a special emphasis on those recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Develop an understanding of equipment and machinery, and the various building materials and methods

  • Apply techniques that will help you to manage the following processes: planning and design; contract development and administration

  • Understand the fundamentals of negotiating, legal aspects, human resource management, safety, project planning, time management, resource management, procurement and risk management

  • Learn how to implement quality assurance programs

  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge and apply the tools learned in a case study.


This course will provide 27 education hours. To receive Professional Development Units (PDU’s), submit your UCSD transcript to the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

Note: Prerequisites: Students must complete ONE of the following before enrolling in this course: Project Management Essentials (BUSA-40064), Project Management Boot Camp (BUSA-40714), OR Project Management Essentials in Science and Technology (BUSA-40862).

Course Number: BUSA-40713
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Project Management