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Construction Engineering + Management Certificate

Construction Engineering and Management Certificate

As a civil engineer, you’ll need to be prepared to meet the unique modern challenges presented by globalization and the deteriorating U.S. infrastructure. Our focus area in construction engineering and management (CEM) can help you prepare for the complex task of working with multidisciplinary teams to convert plans into constructed facilities.

Construction engineers work with owners, designers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, bankers, insurance and bonding company agents, lawyers, and public agency officials, whose interconnected roles on project teams must be coordinated to ensure that projects succeed.

Focus Area

The CEM focus area provides courses related to the technical and managerial aspects of construction from project inception to completion, giving students insight into the inner working of engineering and construction industry.

Expanding on the technical background of civil engineers, the CEM focus area emphasizes professional practice in project management, construction management, global engineering and construction, construction law, productivity improvement, construction equipment and methods, scheduling, estimating, project development and financing, computer applications, teamwork and communication and leadership skills. Students learn to be project mangers and effective team leaders.

CEM Coursework

Undergraduate CEM students may choose technical electives from courses including construction planning and scheduling, estimating and equipment, construction project development and contracts.

Required Courses
  • CE 2160 - Construction Engineering & Management (3 Credit Hours)
Technical Electives
  • CE 4160 - Construction Estimating & Equipment (3 Credit Hours)
  • CE 4170 - Construction Planning & Scheduling (3 Credit Hours)
  • CE 4190 - Project Development, Contracts, and Law (3 Credit Hours)
  • CE 4540 - Sustainable Construction

Advisory Board

Providing guidance on curriculum planning, research, and industry/government needs, the CEM advisory board includes members of premier engineering and construction industry firms. They and alumni also have established an endowment for the CEM focus area.


(coming soon)

CM Certificate Program

A CM certificate program is available to civil engineering and non-civil engineering students. The certificate program requires a minimum 21 semester hours of civil engineering, construction engineering and management, business, and senior design courses.