RWU prepares future leaders of residential, commercial and heavy-civil projects. Through classes, labs and hands-on projects in engineering, business, math, science, law and liberal arts, Construction Management students learn how to manage construction projects from start to finish — including scheduling, budgeting, choosing materials and safely supervising people.
Explore Construction Management at RWU
The Construction Management program is accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE). This major is coordinated by the Construction Management program.
Success By The Numbers
Placement of 2022 Grads
Our Construction Management graduates consistently find success in employment or in graduate schools within 6 months of graduation.
First Job, Dream Job
Every 2022 SECCM graduate landed their first job in a targeted industry, including: Engineering, defense, construction, manufacturing, technology, or consulting.
Average Starting Salary
of 2022 SECCM graduates.
Our 27,000-square-foot, three-story, state-of-the-art Richard L. Bready Applied Learning Laboratories building is the newest addition to the Bristol campus. This cutting-edge facility is designed for unique hands-on learning using the latest industry tools and technology, with plenty of flexible collaboration spaces, project rooms, and study areas.
Emergent Technologies Lab
In the Emergent Technologies lab, 24 television screens side-by-side make an interactive display for students to practice working with virtual reality programming and other state-of-the-art technology. "We can have groups presenting their work next to each other and compare them in real time. We create digital models, actual-size, and walk through the buildings," said Bilge Gökhan Çelik, professor of Construction Management.
Methods and Materials lab
Students learn practical construction skills as they build an entire model house, from the foundation to basic plumbing and electrical in the Methods and Materials lab, which includes a two-story construction management high bay with an overhead crane.
Advanced Technology and Innovation Studio
This maker space houses 3-D printers and other hands-on fabrication tools to support student creativity and design.
Graduate with an Embedded Business Minor
With an emphasis on the management aspect of projects, all Construction Management students graduate with a minor in Business from RWU’s AACSB-accredited Gabelli School of Business. Employers seek the practical skills of the additional business minor provides as new graduates enter the workforce.
As a Construction Management student, you will benefit from one-on-one advising with a faculty member throughout your time at RWU. Our faculty members are experts in the field and have connections throughout the industry to assist you in finding construction internships and full-time jobs.
Learn from Faculty Experts
Jung Hyun Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Construction Management
Jung Hyun Lee is a construction management educator, researcher, and professional with expertise in alternative project delivery, construction contracts, and public policy. Utilizing her diverse background and experiences from South Korea to the U.S., she is dedicated to infusing real-world perspectives into her teaching and creating a dynamic learning environment for her students.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching for me is observing the growth and development of my students' knowledge and skills over time," she said. "The combination of assignments, in-class exercises, and case-study projects contribute to their rigorous and meaningful learning experience.”
Alumni Share Their Experiences
“I’ve had three internships with three different companies. I found those because of career fairs at Roger and using the Center for Career and Professional Development. My first internship was with Gilbane Building Company, who came across my resume from a career fair. They took me on as a first-year student."
Kyle Mozdzierz ’22
VCD BIM design engineer at Dimeo Construction Company in Providence, R.I
More: Building Connections at RWU Leads Construction Management Grad to Success
"Half of the people in our office are RWU alumni. I really think it comes down to the program. It’s one of the best programs in the area."
Samantha Denton '20
Assistant Project Manager/Intern Coordinator at Pariseault Builders Inc. in Providence, R.I.
“Throughout my four years at RWU I had six three-month internships, three of which were with Hensel Phelps Construction Company. I was hired full-time in July 2021. If you don’t have an internship, your professors will reach out to people they know and help you find one. They want to see all of us get that work experience.”
Julia Pateman '21
Field Engineer at Hensel Phelps in Los Angeles, Calif.
Graduates Hired By Top Companies
Our Construction Management graduates are hired by top companies, including:
- Bentley Builders
- Cardi Corporation
- Consigli Construction
- Eversource Energy
- Gilbane Building Company
- Hensel Phelps Construction
- Pariseault Builders
- Shawmut Design and Construction
- Whiting-Turner Contracting
Employer Praise for RWU Alumni
“We couldn’t have a better partner in developing the most talented professionals for our industry than Roger Williams University, with its outstanding and nationally ranked programs in construction management and engineering.”
CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction
Ways to Get Involved
Our clubs and organizations offer students a variety of ways to get more involved in the program, get connected with the construction industry, take advantage of leadership positions, and network with other students and professionals.
Construction Management Club
RWU's Construction Management Club provides students opportunities to strengthen their bond with classmates & faculty, to learn beyond the classroom, to augment their passion, and to gain valuable networking and career opportunities
Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society
With membership by invitation, the Sigma Lambda Chi International Construction Honor Society provides local and international recognition to outstanding students in construction curricula.
Women In Construction
The Women in Construction club encourages and supports women in construction or management-related majors to become leaders in a predominantly male industry.
Residential Construction Club
The Residential Construction Club gives students who are specifically interested in the residential side of the construction industry an opportunity to connect to industry, conduct research, and compete in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) student competition.
U.S. Green Building Council Student Group
The U.S. Green Building Council Student Group fosters scientific study and research in the field of environmentally sustainable building and operation of buildings. Members promote understanding, adoption and use of environmentally sustainable design, construction, and building operation practices across the Roger Williams University community.
Associated General Contractors of America Student Chapter
Members of the Associated General Contractors of America Student Chapter attend seminars presented by representatives from the construction industry, strengthening their connection with the industry and receiving assistance in their pursuit of employment.
Multicultural STEM Alliance
The Multicultural STEM Alliance aims to strengthen the sense of community among students of color in STEM majors at RWU by offering activities, mentorship, and networking opportunities at and outside of the university.
Construction Management Competition Teams
Competition Teams provide students the opportunity to practice the skills and apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to real-life scenarios by competing at the regional, national, and international levels.