Construction Engineering and Management Graduate Certificate

The Construction Engineering and Management (CEMT) graduate certificate is a 15 credit hour program designed for working professionals that are not ready to commit to a traditional graduate degree program. The certificate program provides students with the opportunity to explore the field of construction beyond a bachelor’s degree. It includes two (2) advanced engineering management courses and three (3) advanced courses in the area(s) of their choice, based on previous experience, education, 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.

The CEMT graduate certificate gives students the opportunity to take advanced coursework, earn a graduate certificate, and potentially continue for another 15 credit hours beyond the certificate to complete the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree with specialization in Construction Engineering and Management.

Online and Distance Courses

Six (6) of the certificate credit hours are offered online, and the remaining nine (9) credit hours are completed in the classroom, instructed by experienced faculty.


Graduate certificate students are required to complete 15 hours of graduate coursework. All graduate certificate students are required to take ENGR 805 and ENGR 905. Students then choose, in consultation with their advisor based on previous experience, education, and academic and professional goals, nine (9) hours of graduate coursework from the attached curriculum. Three (3) of the nine (9) credit hours chosen must be graduate-only courses (800-level with no 400-level counterpart, or 900-level).

Required Courses

ENGR 805 Analysis of Engineering Management (online)
ENGR 905* Analysis of Engineering Management II (online)

Electives (Choose three. One must be graduate-only.)

CNST 811 Project Administration
CNST 815 Mechanical/Electrical Project Management
CNST 820 Professional Practice and Ethics
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/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 898 Construction Site Safety Management
CNST/CONE 898** Special Topics in Construction Management
CONE 816 Wood/Contemporary Materials Design
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 981* Precast Concrete Construction

*Indicates a graduate credit “only” course with no undergraduate counterpart.
**Indicates a course that may count as a graduate credit “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.

Application Checklist

Required by the program for this certificate

  • Use GAMES for online submission of materials
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • Personal statement of professional, learning, and research interests
  • GRE test scores are not required.
  • If your native language is not English, minimum English proficiency:
    • Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, or IELTS 6.5

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Application for Graduate Admission with 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 F1 visa: a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status, so concurrent admission to a degree program is required