J.E.Wilborn Endowed Professor for Emerging Faculty, Graduate Program Chair
Students in the Master of Building Construction program work with a first rate faculty, use unparalleled technological resources, and participate with industry partners through case studies, independent projects, and funded research. Students enrolled in the MBC Program learn advanced topics in construction management to prepare them for upper management positions in the industry. The program also prepares professionals from other backgrounds to transfer their skills into the construction industry by providing a comprehensive understanding of construction operations and issues.
Students pursuing a graduate degree in Building Construction can expect to:
If you choose to study at the McWhorter School of Building Science, you will receive a first class graduate education that will prepare you for an outstanding career in the construction industry. In recent years the placement rate for our graduate students has been exceptional, and there are opportunities in all sectors of the industry. If you are interested in obtaining more information, contact Dr. Salman Azhar, Graduate Program Chair (MBC) or Joline Landry, Administrative Support Specialist.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2019 - Apply for Admission Summer 2019
First, please visit Global Gateway, Auburn University's International Presence. Then, review the information contained on the Graduate School's web site for International Admissions, and information from the Office of International Education.
Visit the Graduate School's website, select "Apply Online" from the menu to the left, and click on "E-application". You will be redirected to Apply Yourself, the University's online system. You will need to select "First Time User Account Creation," and create a username and pin number. Once you log in, you will be asked to complete several sections. Please select the correct term for which you are applying (Summer for non-construction undergraduates, Fall for construction undergraduates), choosing Building Science -Construction from the drop down menu as your program option.
In addition to completing this online application, be sure to read the information provided in the link entitled "Admissions Requirements.” This link gives very specific information regarding documentation which must be provided as part of the application process.
The ESTIMATED TOTAL COST in the U.S. currency for attending Auburn University for one year, 2017–2018, is $49,972. Click here for more information
Applicants MUST DEMONSTRATE the availability of adequate financial resources to meet personal and educational obligations. The properly completed "Official Statement of Finances" accompanied by certified evidence of your sponsor's financial capability MUST BE filed with this office before an admission letter and your 1-20 Form can be released.
All international students are required to subscribe to Plan II of the student insurance plan or to provide evidence of equivalent coverage. Information about student insurance is available at the Office of International Education.
We assure you that your application for admission, if submitted as indicated above, will receive our careful consideration.
The Summer Foundation Courses below must be completed.
This course focuses on the reading and interpreting of working drawings, specifications, and shop drawings for use in construction estimating and administration. The student will gain competency in estimating skills, including quantity takeoff, pricing, and bid preparation. This course also includes topics in materials, methods, and equipment used in construction projects. OFFERED SUMMER SESSION (full 10 weeks).
This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of structural analysis and design. The course will include analysis of statically determinate structures, strength of materials, design philosophies in structural engineering, design fundamentals for various materials (wood, steel and concrete) and design of temporary structures. OFFERED SUMMER SESSION (full 10 weeks).
Foundations III - Information Technology (3 credits)
This course will explore the use of information technology and information management in construction. Topics include: hardware, software, digital file management, and networking systems. This course utilizes problem solving using techniques in spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and digital media. OFFERED SUMMER MINI-SESSION I (5 weeks only).
Foundations IV - Project Management / Scheduling (3 credits)
Pre-requisite, instructor approval. This course will develop, within the student, a working knowledge of scheduling logic, scheduling applications, and project cash flow analysis. Understand the impact of planning and scheduling decisions of project management, including: site utilization, schedule updating, expediting, and resource control. Understand the roles and responsibilities of project supervision, in multiple project delivery systems. OFFERED SUMMER MINI SESSION II (5 weeks only).
Foundations V – Electives in Project Management Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing (3 credits)
Summer Foundations Courses must be completed by all who do not hold an undergraduate degree in construction. Waiver for appropriate Foundation Courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for students with Architectural and Civil Engineering backgrounds, or extensive field experience. Such an accommodation should be requested via email to Dr. Salman Azhar, MBC Program Chair.
Professional programs are inherently more expensive to run than non-professional programs. They require more space, more personnel, a lower student-to-teacher ratio, access to a higher level of technology than most disciplines, and incur significant costs associated with research. As a result, the College of Architecture, Design and Construction charges a professional fee to partially defray the difference between state funding and tuition, and the actual costs of our professional programs. The Master of Building Construction students pay professional fee for two semesters. A professional fee charge of $2,160 is tied to enrollment in the following two courses: (1) BSCI 7060: Research Methods in Building Science; and (2) BSCI 7980: Capstone Project. Through the professional fees, the CADC continues to provide our students with rigorous and relevant academic experiences, which contribute to our programs being recognized as among the best in the nation.
The College of Architecture, Design & Construction (CADC) recognizes that graduate education is a significant commitment, often requiring students to take hiatus from or postpone a professional career. Graduate assistantships and tuition waivers will be available to qualified and competitively selected students. For information on graduate assistantships, waivers, tuition and fees, please visit the Graduate School website.