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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering





The Construction Systems Management major is accredited by ACCE. ACCE ( is a leading global advocate of quality construction education; and to promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs.

Program mission, objectives, and learning outcomes


The mission of the CSM program parallels the FABE department mission and is:“To advance the science and technology applied to construction for improving the lives of people.”  

Program Educational Objectives

The program leading to a B.S. degree in Construction Systems Management guides, nurtures, and informs students to become alumni who are able to:  

1.  Plan and manage the construction of buildings and other infrastructure, and associated systems that meet all functional, safety, environmental, legal and economic requirements.
2.  Follow the business principles and ethical practices necessary to build and maintain a viable company serving the construction industry.
3.  Function effectively both as a team member and leader interacting successfully with clients, owners, government officials, the general public, and construction industry professionals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
4.  Become an accomplished professional in the construction industry who continuously updates his or her technical and management skills and serves relevant industry associations and organizations.
5.  Contribute technical and management expertise to the improvement of local communities through active participation in community activities, organizations and charities.

Program Learning Goals

GOAL 1.0 
Apply the professional, interpersonal and communication expertise and professional ethics essential for employment and advancement in the construction industry
Outcome 1.1 Create written communications appropriate to the construction discipline {ACCE SLO #1}
Outcome 1.2 Create oral presentations appropriate to the construction discipline {ACCE SLO #2}
Outcome 1.3 Analyze professional decisions based on ethical principles {ACCE SLO #6}

GOAL 2.0 Apply and integrate the appropriate construction methods, skills, and techniques for planning and managing construction projects
Outcome 2.1 Create a construction project safety plan {ACCE SLO #3}
Outcome 2.2 Create construction project cost estimates {ACCE SLO #4}
Outcome 2.3 Create construction project schedules {ACCE SLO #5}
Outcome 2.4 Analyze construction documents for planning and management of construction processes {ACCE SLO #7}
Outcome 2.5 Analyze methods, materials, and equipment used to construct projects {ACCE SLO #8}
Outcome 2.6 Apply construction management skills as a member of a multi-disciplinary team {ACCE SLO #9}
Outcome 2.7 Apply electronic-based technology to manage the construction process {ACCE SLO #10}
Outcome 2.8 Apply basic surveying techniques for construction layout and control {ACCE SLO #11}

Goal 3.0 Understand the concepts, knowledge, and principles of building subsystems, construction disciplines, and business management
Outcome 3.1 Understand different methods of project delivery and the roles and responsibilities of all constituencies involved in the design and construction process {ACCE SLO #12}
Outcome 3.2 Understand construction risk management {ACCE SLO #13}
Outcome 3.3 Understand construction accounting and cost control {ACCE SLO #14}
Outcome 3.4 Understand construction quality assurance and control {ACCE SLO #15}
Outcome 3.5 Understand construction project control processes {ACCE SLO #16}
Outcome 3.6 Understand the legal implications of contract, common, and regulatory law to manage a construction project {ACCE SLO #17}
Outcome 3.7 Understand the basic principles of sustainable construction {ACCE SLO #18}
Outcome 3.8 Understand the basic principles of structural behavior {ACCE SLO #19}
Outcome 3.9 Understand the basic principles of mechanical, electrical and piping system {ACCE SLO #20}

Admission requirements

Ohio State CSM Admissions

program assessment

Strategic and Quality Improvement Plan
     Strategic Plan (2018-2020)
     Quality Improvement Plan
     Implementation Schedule for Assessing SLOs

Survey Instruments
     Senior Exit Survey
     Alumni Survey (coming soon)
     IAC Member Company Survey

Curriculum/Student Learning Outcomes Matrix

Assessment Results
     Assessment Results 2016-2017 
     Assessment Results 2017-2018
     Assessment Results Combined 2016-2019

Student Achievement

Awards and Scholarships
- 2019 CFAES Distinguished Senior: Emanuel Barnes

- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Competition
  - 2018, 2nd place- quality control
  - 2017, attended
  - 2016, 2nd place- safety, 3rd place- quality control
  - 2015, 1st place- quality control, 3rd place- overall 
  - 2014, 2nd place- overall, 2nd place- scheduling, 3rd place- quality control
  - 2013 (spring), 1st place- overall, 1st place- scheduling, 2nd place- estimating
  - 2013 (fall), 1st place- safety, 2nd place- scheduling 

- Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Competition
  - 2018, 2nd place- heavy civil division
  - 2017, participants in heavy civil and commercial divisions 
  - 2016, 3rd place- preconstruction division
  - 2015, 2nd place- preconstruction division 
  - 2014, 3rd place- preconstruction division, 3rd place- healthcare open problem

- National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Student Competition
  - 2019, attended 
  - 2018, Rookie of the Year

- University of Cincinnati New Builders Comeptition
  - 2019, 2nd place- heavy civil division, 3rd place- commercial division
  - 2018, 1st place- heavy highway division, 3rd place- commercial division, 3rd place- residential division
  - 2017, 1st place- commercial division, 2nd place- heavy civil division, 2nd place- residential division
  - 2016, 2nd place- commercial division, 2nd place- heavy civil division
  - 2015, 1st place- commercial division, 2nd place- heavy highway division, 2nd place- interior fit-out division
  - 2014, 1st place- commercial division 


Post graduation data
     2016-2017 Career Outcomes 
     2015-2016 Career Outcomes
     2014-2015 Career Outcomes
     2013-2014 Career Outcomes
     2006-2013 Career Outcomes

industry advisory council (IAC)

IAC Organizational Chart


Bi-Annual Meeting Minutes
     Fall 2018
     Spring 2018
     Fall 2017
     Spring 2017
     Fall 2016
     Spring 2016
     Fall 2015
     Spring 2015
     Fall 2014


Agricultural Engineering, BSFABE, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Food, Biological, and Ecological Engineering, BSFABE, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Program Educational Objectives

Food, Biological and Ecological Engineering, BSFABE, and Agricultural Engineering, BSFABE, graduates are always striving to serve society and to improve our environment. The program leading to a B.S. degree in Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University guides, nurtures, and informs students to become alumni who:

  1. will engage in engineering careers in industry, academia, government, and other organizations and/or enroll in advanced degrees in engineering programs or professional schools.
  2. will participate in professional organizations and seek advancement in their careers.
  3. will pursue professional development opportunities and become valued members of their communities.

Students Outcomes:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.