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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management


Director: Robert Ries
Director of Master’s Programs: R. Edward Minchin, Jr.
Ph.D. Coordinator: Ian Flood

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Doctor of Philosophy: The college offers an interdisciplinary doctoral program in design, construction, and planning. Areas of specialization in the program include architecture, construction management, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. Within the area of construction management, specialization options include sustainable construction, information systems, energy and life cycle modeling, housing, materials science, project management, human resources, and construction law. These specializations prepare students to assume college-level faculty positions and industry research positions in construction management and the building sciences. For more information on the Ph.D. program, write to the Ph.D. Director, College of Design, Construction, and Planning Doctoral Program, 331 ARCH, P.O. Box 115701. For information on the specializations in the Rinker School of Construction Management, write to the Ph.D. Coordinator, Rinker School of Construction Management, 304 Rinker Hall, P.O. Box 115703. Requirements for the Ph.D. degree are given in the General Information section of this catalog.

Master of Construction Management (M.C.M.) or Master of Science in Construction Management (M.S.C.M.): The M.E. Rinker Sr. School offers courses leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Construction Management (thesis), Master of Construction Management (nonthesis), and Master of International Construction Management (nonthesis distance education program for experienced professionals). Specialization may be in such areas as sustainable construction, information systems, energy and life cycle modeling, housing, materials science, project management, human resources, and construction law. Requirements for the M.B.C., M.S.B.C., M.I.C.M. degrees are given in the General Information section of this catalog.

To be eligible for admission to the M.C.M. or M.S.C. programs, a student must hold a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university. Students with deficiencies may need longer residence for the master’s degree, as they will be required to take specified basic courses to provide a foundation for advanced courses. There is no foreign language requirement. International students from countries where English is not the official language must submit an acceptable score on one of the following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language: paper=560, web=84 with 21 in each section), IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6.5), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 80 with a 3 on the Speaking Test), or successful completion of the UF English Language Institute program.

No more than 3 credits of BCN 6971 may be used to satisfy the credit requirements for the M.S.C.M. degree without written permission of the Director of Master’s Programs.

Master of International Construction Management (M.I.C.M.): This program prepares students to assume upper-level management responsibilities in multinational companies. To be eligible for admission to the M.I.C.M. program, a student must have

  • A 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • Meaningful, supervisory-level construction management experience
  • Acceptable GRE scores (verbal and quantitative)
  • A grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • International students from countries where English is not the official language must submit an acceptable score on one of the following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language: paper=550, web=80), IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77), or successful completion of the UF English Language Institute program.

No more than 3 credits of ICM 6934 may be used to satisfy the credit requirements for the M.I.C.M. without written permission of the Director. All candidates are required to take ICM 6930. In addition to these 6 research-oriented graduate credit hours, the student selects one or two areas of emphasis and then takes the rest of the required 33 credit hours from the remaining courses and special electives. All candidates are required to pass a comprehensive oral and/or written examination at the completion of the course work and their master’s research report/project.

The M.E. Rinker, Sr. School reserves the right to retain student work for purposes of record, exhibition, or instruction.

Research facilities: The Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, operating within the School, researches the problems and possible solutions associated with developing and producing affordable housing. The Powell Center for Construction and the Environment conducts research on implementing sustainability in creating, operating, and constructing a built environment. The Fluor Program for Construction Safety researches and disseminates information on matters related to construction safety and health. The Human-Centered Technology in Construction (HCTC) lab focuses on theoretical and experimental investigation of human-computer/robot systems in construction.

Combined program: The School also offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program which allows qualified students to earn both degrees at an accelerated pace. Qualified students are allowed to begin the M.C.M./M.S.C.M. degree course work in the first senior semester and up to 12 credits of coursework may count two both degrees. Students must have a 3.4 grade point average and acceptable GRE scores in order to be eligible. Contact the Director of Master’s Programs for additional information, Rinker School of Construction Management, 304 Rinker Hall, P.O. Box 115703.

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