University of Evansville set to launch new building program

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – The University of Evansville is launching a new construction management program in fall 2023.

According to EU officials, applications for the new program are now open.

The assistant professor of the civil engineering program, Dr. Hyunsoung Park, says applicants do not need to have prior construction knowledge to apply.

“They don’t need anything because they’re going to learn everything from school,” Park said.

Students accepted into the program will take courses through the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, Suresh Immanuel, says the four-year program will provide graduate students with the tools to get started as a construction manager after college.

“This program, you know, you’ll take these courses for four years and take all the construction management courses, and after you graduate, you’ll be a construction manager,” Immanuel said.

Immanuel says the construction program is inspired by the need for more people in the industry.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor, approximately 38,900 construction manager job openings are expected each year over the decade.

“The field of construction management is growing at an exponential rate, Immanuel said.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor, employment of construction managers is expected to increase by 11% between 2020 and 2030.

For more details on the construction management program, visit the university’s website at evansville.edu.

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