Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management

Building Construction students learn from a construction manager on an active building site.

The Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management focuses on management-based education for industry professionals seeking executive leadership positions in the industry. Our signature graduate program offers a holistic approach to business processes: we integrate coursework, seminars, and hands-on learning so that students have the resources they need to excel inbuilding construction careers.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree in one of the following fields from an accredited institution:

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facility Management

A bachelor's degree in another field with a minimum of two years experience in a related field is also acceptable.

TOEFL Requirements

Georgia Tech does not accept IELTS for graduate student admissions.

Institute Code: 5248
Department Code: 12

Minimum Score Required:
  • Paper-based: 600
  • Computer-based: 250
  • Internet-based: 100

GRE Requirements

For the MSBCFM and Ph.D. in Building Construction only the GRE is accepted:

  • Institute Code: R5248
  • Department Code: 4401
  • General Test: Required

Building Construction Concentration

A building construction student meets with an industry professional on an active building site.

Students can choose to the Construction Management track or the Program Management track with the Building Construction concentration of the Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management. Likewise, there are thesis and non-thesis options for each track.

The Construction Management track applies concepts in planning, design, and construction of building projects, from the contractor's perspective. Students will be exposed to the construction industry, the contractual arrangements made between construction contractors and owners, project finance, tools and techniques for managing construction projects, scheduling and cost estimating.

The Program Management track is the management of a construction project or a series of projects from the development of an idea through pre-design activities, selection of the architect, design, acquisition of construction, management of move-in, and post-construction activities. Graduates of this master’s track in Program Management will be qualified to manage construction projects from start to finish on behalf of owner organizations (developers, corporations, institutions) either as employees or as consultants functioning as owner’s representatives.

Courses and Requirements

Construction Management Track Thesis Option

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • BC6025: Construction Management
  • BC6250: Value Management-Integrated Design
  • BC6550: Design & Construction Processes
  • BC6650: Advanced Project Management
Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1 course from the Facility Management Concentration:

  • BC6100: Prof Trends-Facility Management
  • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
  • BC6300: Safety & Environ Issues
  • BC6500: Real Est Assets & Property Management
Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

Research Methods Course (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1:

  • BC7100: Quantitative Methods in Construction Research
  • BC8100: Research Methodology
Thesis Credit Hours (6 Credit Hours)
  • BC7000: Master's Thesis

Construction Management Track Non-thesis Option

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • BC6025: Construction Management
  • BC6250: Value Management-Integrated Design
  • BC6550: Design & Construction Processes
  • BC6650: Advanced Project Management
Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1 course from the Facility Management Concentration:

  • BC6100: Prof Trends-Facility Management
  • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
  • BC6300: Safety & Environ Issues
  • BC6500: Real Est Assets & Property Management
Common Core Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Choose 2 of 3 Core Electives:

  • BC6600: Facility Management Financial Analysis
  • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction
  • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry
Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

Capstone Project (3 Credit Hours)
  • BC6850: Building Construction and Facility Management Capstone

Program Management Track Thesis Option

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • BC6025: Construction Management
  • BC6185: Intro to Construction Program Management
  • BC6285: Management of Predesign Phase
  • BC6385: Management of Design Phase
Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1 course from the Facility Management Concentration:

  • BC6100: Prof Trends-Facility Management
  • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
  • BC6300: Safety & Environ Issues
  • BC6500: Real Est Assets & Property Management
Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

Research Methods Course (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1:

  • BC7100: Quantitative Methods in Construction Research
  • BC8100: Research Methodology
Thesis Credit Hours (6 Credit Hours)
  • BC7000: Master's Thesis

Program Management Track Non-thesis Option

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • BC6025: Construction Management
  • BC6185: Intro to Construction Program Management
  • BC6285: Management of Predesign Phase
  • BC6385: Management of Design Phase
Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1 course from the Facility Management Concentration:

  • BC6100: Prof Trends-Facility Management
  • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
  • BC6300: Safety & Environ Issues
  • BC6500: Real Est Assets & Property Management
Common Core Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Choose 2 of 3 Core Electives:

  • BC6600: Facility Management Financial Analysis
  • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction
  • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry
Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

Capstone Project (3 Credit Hours)
  • BC6850: Building Construction and Facility Management Capstone

Facility Management Concentration

A facility managment student demonstrates an energy tracking program on a large touch-screen monitor.

Facility Management emphasizes holistic and strategic thinking about the built environment and educates students on how to successfully integrate all elements of a facility to provide productive environments for users and make properties profitable investments for their owners. Facility managers work in a wide array of areas, such as real estate development, asset management, project management, facility operations and maintenance, design-build, energy management, workplace design, technology integration, and building renovation.

Courses and Requirements

Facility Management Concentration Thesis Option

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • BC6100: Prof Trends-Facility Management
  • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
  • BC6300: Safety & Environ Issues
  • BC6500: Real Estate Assets & Property Management
Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1 course from the Building Construction Concentration:

  • BC6025: Construction Management
  • BC6250: Value Management-Integrated Design
  • BC6550: Design & Construction Processes
  • BC6650: Advanced Project Management
  • BC6185: Intro to Construction Program Management
  • BC6285: Management of Predesign Phase
  • BC6385: Management of Design Phase
Approved Electives (6 Credit Hours)

See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

Research Methods Course (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1:

  • BC7100: Quantitative Methods in Construction Research
  • BC8100: Research Methodology
Thesis Credit Hours (6 Credit Hours)
  • BC7000: Master's Thesis

Facility Management Concentration Non-thesis Option

Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • BC6100: Prof Trends-Facility Management
  • BC6200: Maintenance Management-Built Assets
  • BC6300: Safety & Environ Issues
  • BC6500: Real Estate Assets & Property Management
Complementary Concentration Elective (3 Credit Hours)

Choose 1 course from the Building Construction Concentration:

  • BC6025: Construction Management
  • BC6250: Value Management-Integrated Design
  • BC6550: Design & Construction Processes
  • BC6650: Advanced Project Management
  • BC6185: Intro to Construction Program Management
  • BC6285: Management of Predesign Phase
  • BC6385: Management of Design Phase
Common Core Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Choose 2 of 3 Core Electives:

  • BC6600: Facility Management Financial Analysis
  • BC6685: Leadership in Design & Construction
  • BC6005: Technology Applications in the Construction Industry
Approved Elective (6 Credit Hours)

See School of Building Construction Academic Advisor

Capstone Project (3 Credit Hours)
  • BC6850: Building Construction and Facility Management Capstone

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