Construction Management Course Details and Career Scope

By Sanjeet Nayak

Construction Management is an interdisciplinary course that combines science with management. The course is designed to teach students about different aspects related to planning, coordinating, monitoring, and controlling of a construction project. The Construction Management course focuses on generating efficient construction managers with effective management skills such as quality control, safety protocols, etc. After completing the degree, a student can have access to endless opportunities in the field of Construction Industry.   

What does the course focus on?

  • Techniques of analyzing the progress in construction.
  • Safety protocols involved in the construction.
  • Empowering students with managerial skills.
  • Materials management and Quality Control.


Course Name  Construction Management
Course Level


  • Diploma in Construction Management
  • B.B.A. in Construction Management
  • B.Sc. in Construction Management
  • B.Tech in Construction Management


  • M.B.A in Construction Management
  • M.Tech in Construction Management
  • Diploma in Construction Management: 1 year
  • B.B.A. in Construction Management: 3 years
  • B.Sc. in Construction Management: 3 years
  • B.Tech in Construction Management: 4 years
  • M.B.A in Construction Management: 2 years
  • M.Tech in Construction Management: 2 years
Examination Type Semester
Eligibility Varies with courses
Admission Process Merit and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters

IL&FS, Reliance Infra, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL), GMR Infra, Jaypee Group, Hafeez contractor, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), Simplex Infrastructure Ltd, C P Kukrejaetc, etc

Top Career Scopes Planning Engineer, Site Engineer, Project Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Defense Services, Building surveyor, Sustainability Consultant, etc.

Top Colleges:


Course Duration Eligibility
Diploma in Construction Management 1 year
  • Candidates should have completed their 10+2 from a recognised university.
  • Students must have a minimum of 50% or above aggregate marks
B.B.A. in Construction Management 3 years
  • Candidates should have completed their 10+2 from a recognised university.
  • Students must have a minimum of 50%- 55% or above aggregate marks
B.Sc. in Construction Management 3 years
  • Candidates should have completed their 10+2 in science from a recognised university.
  • Students must have a minimum of 50%- 55% or above aggregate marks
B.Tech in Construction Management 4 years
  • Candidates should have completed their 10+2 from a recognised university.
  • Students must have a minimum of 50% or above aggregate marks
M.B.A in Construction Management 2 years
  • Candidates should have completed their bachelor's in civil or related fields from a recognised university.
  • Students must have a minimum of 55% or above aggregate marks
M.Tech in Construction Management 2 years
  • Candidates should have completed their bachelor's in civil or related fields from a recognised university
  • Students must have a minimum of 55% or above aggregate marks

Skills Required

  • Enthusiasm
  • Organization/Priorities
  • Knowing Your Workers’ Skills
  • Team Player
  • Communication Skills
  • Optimism
  • Calmness under Pressure
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Cost Management skills
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines


Core Subjects in Construction Management

Subject Name Subject Name
Construction Management Building codes
Materials and equipment Project cost estimation and control
Blueprints Residential and commercial building
Safety procedures Construction project software
Operations research Project planning and scheduling processes
Marketing management Managerial accounting
Human resource management New construction materials
Construction Quality management Tendering, bidding, and contracting
Contracts and claims management Estimation and quantity surveying
Organisational behaviour Project formulation and appraisal
Financial management Project management systems and techniques

Diploma in Construction Management

Compulsory Subjects Electives
Engineering Mathematics Ground improvement techniques
Materials of Construction Design of masonry structures
Strength of Materials Advanced surveying
Management Theory: principles and practices Fundamentals of architecture
Applied Engineering Prefabrication Construction Techniques
Geology survey practice Advanced design of RC structures
Construction Materials Urban and regional planning
Testing lab building Landscape design and planning
Construction Structural Analysis Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Concrete Technology Alternative building materials and technologies
Financial and Cost Accounting Rural water supply and sanitation

MBA in Construction Management

First Year:

Basics of Project Management Organizational Structure and Organizational Issues Project Risk Management
Project Planning Resources Considerations in projects Project Quality Management
Project Identification and Selection PERT and CPM

Second Year:

Value Engineering Purchasing and Contracting for Projects Project Management Information System
Project Performance Measurement and Evaluation Project Termination Project Execution and Control
Case Studies in Project Management

Admission Process:

The process of admission to the course may vary across institutes. Some institutes conduct their own entrance exams for admission, while some select students on the basis of their score at the level of graduation, completed from a recognized college/university. Most colleges/universities in India base their criterion of selection on the candidate’s performance in a relevant national-level entrance exam.

Top Entrances:

1. Joint Entrance Examination (Main) - JEE Main

  • Exam Frequency: Twice a year
  • Application Mode: Online 
  • Exam Mode: Online and Offline

2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced)

  • Minimum Qualification: Candidates clearing the JEE Main are eligible
  • Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  • Exam Mode: Online

3. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)

  • Extended Closing Dates for Online Application (with late fee): 7 October 2020 
  • GATE 2021 Exam Dates: 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 February 2021
  • GATE 2020 Results: 22 March  2021

4. CAT

  • Admit Card Download: October 28 - November 29, 2020
  • Exam Date: November 29, 2020 (Sunday)
  • Mode of Exam: Computer-Based

5. MAT

  • Exam date: 3 October 2020
  • IBT Exam date: 1 September 2020 (Slot 6), 2 September 2020 (Slot 7)
  • Exam Level: National

6. XAT

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Type of questions: Objective and Subjective
  • Exam date: 3 January 2021 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Career Scope:

Career Profile Salary per annum
Site Engineer Rs 2.5 lakhs to 4 lakhs
Planning Engineer Rs 4 lakhs to 10 lakhs
Project Engineer Rs 1.5 lakhs to 3 lakhs
Quality Control Engineer Rs 2 lakhs to 4 lakhs

Top Recruiters

Recruiter's Name Recruiter's Name
Reliance Infra IL&FS
Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) Jaypee Group
GMR Infra Hafeez contractor
Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) Simplex Infrastructure Ltd
C P Kukrejaetc  Ashoka Buildcon
IRB Infrastructure Morphogenesis
Larsen & Toubro Limited  Afcon Infrastructure Ltd.
DLF Limited TATA Realty and Infrastructure
Godrej Properties

Top Recruiting Cities:

  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • Ahmedabad


Q: What is a Construction Management course?
A:  Construction Management provides in-depth knowledge about the functions of construction including project analysis, estimation cost, and resources, safety, Labour efficiency as well as Information systems, and sustainability management. 

Q: Is construction management related to construction management?
A: Yes, it is related to civil engineering, in fact, this course aims at providing specialization in civil engineering. In the former course, students learn research skills, innovative techniques, and the latest technologies for construction. But the latter includes how to use decision making, analytics, and operational skills at construction firms.

Q: What are the top colleges providing a degree in Construction Management course?
Some of the top colleges are mentioned below:

Q: What are the top entrances to appear Construction Management course?
Some of the top entrances are mentioned below:

Q: What are the top career profiles in Construction Management?
Some of the top career profiles are mentioned below:

  • Site Engineer
  • Planning Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Quality Control Engineer



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