Master of Applied Science in Prefabrication, Modular, and Offsite Construction

Program Description


The Master of Applied Science in Prefabrication, Modular, and Offsite Construction degree program trains students in the science, theories, and skills of professional development, servant leadership, organizational change, and program development. Different from a Business Administration degree, the MAS focuses on automation, prefabrication, and not being complacent with industry habits of the past. Targets of study include the optimization of monetary and human capital, product quality and scheduling proficiency, as well as innovating to improve industry efficiency. Students learn to navigate the people-side of the business world, creating positive workplaces that lead to personal and corporate growth, learning, development, innovation, and success. Furthermore, the program prepares students with the technologies needed to lead in a rapidly changing global economy and communications landscape. Graduates from this program have a variety of employment opportunities such as working for general contractors, sub-contractors, construction management firms, and architectural and engineering firms.

This program will be taught online using Basecamp as the secure correspondence platform. Each semester will have two 3-credit classes for a total of 6 credits per semester. Each class will be 4 months, and up to 45 different lessons and learning points.

Class 591 Master Thesis will be 6 credits and the pinnacle thesis addresses this question: How would you revolutionize the construction industry–with potential research to address speed, cost, quality, green, safety, and innovation advancements.

Stonepile will offer 3 semesters per year: fall, spring, summer. Each credit will cost $300. A part-time student will take at a minimum 20 Months (5 semesters) to complete the program.

This program is currently being evaluated by THEC for authorization and approval

Program Overview


  • Program: Master of Applied Science in Prefabrication, Modular, and Offsite Construction
  • Start Date: September 1, 2020
  • Tuition: $300 per credit
  • Total Credits: 30 semester hours
  • Prerequisites: Completion of a bachelor’s degree and approved admissions application.
Tuition Books Technology Total Cost (20 Months)
$9,000 $600 $800 $10,400

Delivery Method: 100% Online/Distance Education

  • The first four semesters will have two 3-credit classes for a total of 6 credits per semester. The fifth semester Master’s Thesis will be a 6-credit class.
  • Each class will be 4 months long with 30-45 lessons and assignments. The Master’s Thesis will be 50-200 pages. This thesis should answer the question: How would you revolutionize the construction industry (increase speed, decrease cost, increase quality)
  • Stonepile will offer 3 semesters per year: fall, spring, summer.

Curriculum


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
Semester 5
Semester 1
  • 561 Site Construction & Prefab Logistics
  • 562 Prefab Foundation & Concrete Construction
Semester 2
  • 564 Prefab Masonry Construction
  • 571 Prefab Building Framing Construction
Semester 3
  • 581 Prefab Plumbing Construction
  • 582 Prefab HVAC Construction
Semester 4
  • 572 Prefab Envelope Construction
  • 584 Prefab Electrical Construction
Semester 5
  • 591 Master Thesis – How to Revolutionize the Construction Industry

Classes 561-584 are 3 credits each. Class 591 is 6 credits.

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