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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Special Topics- International Construction

BCT 597Z

The main objective of this course is to prepare the students to try to adjust to working in a global environment and cultural differences around the world. Engineering and construction (E&C) professionals are required to work for global clients in foreign countries or working with foreign nationals within their own countries. The preparations for moving overseas are similar to planning any E&C project; they require planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. In this course, the students will become familiar with the following topics: Global Engineering and Construction, The Concept of culture and Global issues important to engineers and constructors, Managing Global Engineering and Construction Projects, Global Competitiveness in the engineering and construction industry, Global engineering and construction Alliances, Global Legal Issues, Global Environmental Issues, Global Productivity Issues, Global Planning and Construction Delays, Global Terrorism: Kidnapping, Preparing Engineers and Constructors to Work Globally, Country-Specific Information
Course Details


Base Cost: $1,707 ($569/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Jul 06, 2021
End date: Aug 13, 2021
Last day to add: Jul 12, 2021
Last day to drop: Jul 12, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jul 28, 2021