The Master of Building Construction (MBC) at Auburn is a non-thesis based graduate program which requires a minimum of 35 credit hours to complete. The program has been enrolling students since fall of 1993 and continues to grow and develop research opportunities, strong industry relations, and excellent academic content. Enrollment in the program is limited to provide sufficient faculty support, which helps our students meet their educational objectives.
Students in our 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:
- Be exposed to all construction processes that constitute a project, from development conception, through project financing and design, into the on-site construction phase and management of the facility
- Solve and present solutions to complex industry problems
- Continuously practice and improve oral and written communication skills
- Develop an ability to communicate using digital forms
- Work with industry to identify specific construction problems
- Interact with a wide variety of industry professionals in and out of the classroom
- Develop an appreciation and understanding of the collaborative nature of the construction industry
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 Officer (MBC) at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Joline Landry
, Administrative Support Specialist, at email@example.com
MBC Open House |New|
The MBC open house for 2012 will take place on Friday, November 9 from 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
in the M. Miller Gorrie Center . If you are interested in finding out more about our program, please attend this half day information session at our school. At this information meeting you will meet with executives from the construction industry, alumni of the program and faculty and staff of the school. Please follow the link below for more details and registration or contact Joline Landry
Information on application to the Master of Building Construction Program. You will find application deadlines as well as requirements for international students, non-construction undergraduates and construction graduates.
Information and resources for international applicants.
View the Curriculum for the MBC program.
Course descriptions of Foundations Courses taken by non-construction undergraduates entering the Master of Building Construction Program.
The purpose of the Capstone Project is to demonstrate the student's ability to independently explore a new topic, demonstrate appropriate application of the materials, and successfully communicate the information in a professional and academically rigorous format.
Information about GTA opportunities as well as requirements and general information.
The Master of Building Construction (MBC) program has a laptop requirement.
The School of Building Science has a very close relationship with a large number of companies located all over the country, as well as internationally. Companies come to interview in the Building Science facility on campus for full-time positions and internships. If you have any questions about interviewing or job placement, contact Cassandra Calloway at 334-844-4518 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master of Building Construction faculty and staff contact information.