Graduate Certificate in Construction Engineering and Management

Graduate Certificate in Construction Engineering and Management

The Construction Engineering and Management graduate certificate is designed for working professionals that are not ready to commit to a traditional graduate degree program. This program gives students the opportunity to take 12 credit hours in graduate coursework to earn a certificate, and potentially continue for another 18 credit hours to complete the Master of Science (MS) in Construction Engineering and Management (CEMT), Option B.

The Construction Engineering and Management graduate certificate program provides students with the opportunity to explore the field of construction beyond the bachelor’s degree including advanced courses in the area(s) of their choice based on previous experience, education, and academic and professional goals. Advanced course topics include heavy/highway construction, materials design, building information modeling (BIM), project administration, project management, design/build, sustainable construction, leadership and strategic planning for construction, productivity and human factors, codes and specialty permitting, and construction site safety.

Online and Distance Opportunities

Online, hybrid, and in-person options are available for most classes and may be arranged with the instructor of record.


Graduate certificate students are required to complete 12 hours of CEMT graduate coursework (see list below). Three (3) of the twelve (12) credit hours must be graduate-only courses (800-level with no 400-level counterpart or 900-level courses).

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Use CollegeNET for online submission of materials

GRE is not required

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
  • $50 non-refundable application processing fee
  • One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRed
  • If your native language is not English, verification of English proficiency
  • If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F-1 visa, you need concurrent admission to a degree program (a certificate program alone is not sufficient for F-1 status)

Required by the certificate program

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Personal statement of professional, educational, and research interests

Courses (Choose four. At least one must be graduate-only.)

CNST 811 Project Administration
CNST 815 Mechanical/Electrical Project Management
CNST 820 Professional Practice and Ethics
CNST 825 Alternative Project Delivery Methods
CNST 826* Occupational Health and Safety for Construction
CNST 834 The Design/Build Project Delivery System
CNST 835* Design/Build: Methods and Application
CNST 836 Intent and Application of the International Building Code
CNST 844 Construction Site Safety Management
CNST/CONE 850 Sustainable Construction
CNST 858* Construction Information Management Systems
CNST 860* Construction Visualization and Simulation
CNST 879* Construction Management and Construction Systems
CNST 880 Productivity and Human Factors in Construction
CNST/CONE 882 Heavy and/or Civil Construction
CNST 883* Management of Limited Scope Permitting
CNST 885 Construction Project Scheduling and Control
CNST 886 Construction Management Systems
CNST 887* Construction Leadership and Strategic Planning
CNST 890* Masters Project
CNST 895 Graduate Internship
CNST/CONE 898** Special Topics in Construction Management
CONE 816 Wood/Contemporary Materials Design
CONE 817 Formwork
CONE 821* Construction Risk Assessment and Management
CONE 859 BIM I: Introduction to Building Information Modeling
CONE 866 Heavy and/or Civil Estimating
CONE 883 Support of Excavation
CONE 891 Special Topics in Construction Engineering
CONE 981* Precast Concrete Construction

*Indicates a graduate-only course with no undergraduate counterpart.
**Indicates a course that may count as a graduate-only course. Student must work with their advisor, the graduate committee chair, and the course instructor to determine the status of the section taken. A written contract is required.