Residential Construction Development

DESCRIPTION | CURRICULUM | COURSES

Residential Construction Development

Georgia Tech Master of Science in Building Construction and Facility Management

The graduate track in Residential Construction Development is a professional, multi-disciplinary program that merges real estate development, construction, design, and public policy with business, marketing and financial studies. Our program provides comprehensive training in the process of community development, the principles of smart growth, liveable communities, new urbanism, quality development, sustainable construction, and other practices and trends that define the future of the residential construction industry.
Students are exposed to the complexities and challenges associated with the field of residential construction and development, and are exposed to how development projects impact the social environment and quality of life of the community. All segments of the housing industry are studied, including single family, multi-family, mixed-use, affordable, senior, and renovation. Students are provided with a comprehensive view of relevant public policy, development, design, and construction issues, and gain a realistic understanding of the current business environment and prospects for the future.

The graduate track in Residential Construction Development is designed for professionals interested in developing their expertise in these areas and equipping themselves for senior-level positions. The Greater Atlanta Home Building Association (GAHBA) has been instrumental in developing the curriculum for this graduate program. Students can choose among courses in Development of Communities, Trends & Policies in Residential Development, and Community Design and Development.


CURRICULUM

The curriculum for the Residential Construction Development graduate study consists of two options: Thesis Option and the Non-Thesis Option.  Graduates will receive a Masters of Science degree in Building Construction and Facility Management.

Core Courses (18 semester hours)

  • Real Estate Development & Construction
  • Trends and Policies for Residential Development
  • Residential Design and Construction
  • Business & Finance in Residential Construction
  • Facility Planning, Project Management & Benchmarking
  • Community Design and Construction or Livable Communities: Design and Implementation

Non-Thesis Option: 

  • Required Core Courses (18 Semester Hours)
  • Approved Professional Electives (18 Semester Hours)
    • TOTAL: 36 Semester Hours

Thesis Option:

  • Required Core Courses (18 Semester Hours)
  • Master's Thesis (12 Semester Hours)
  • Approved Professional Electives (6 Semester Hours)
    • TOTAL: 36 Semester Hours

COURSES

Required Core Courses (18 Semester Hours)
  Real Estate Development & Construction
  Trends and Policies for Residential Development
  Residential Design and Construction
  Business & Finance in Residential Construction
  Facility Planning, Project Management & Benchmarking
  Community Design and Construction or Livable Communities: Design and Implementation
Partial Listing of Approved Professional Electives (18 Semester Hours)
  Professional Internship
  Professional Trends in Facility Management
  Maintenance Management of Built Assets
  Safety and Environmental Issues
  Real Estate Asset and Property Management
  Facilities Management Financial Analysis
  Quantitative Methods for Construction Research