Construction Degree Opportunities
The doctoral degree is offered through the unified Ph.D. program in engineering. Upon completion of the program students will receive a Ph.D. in engineering with a specialization in construction engineering and management.
Degree programs in construction engineering and management are offered on both University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering campuses: Lincoln's City Campus and the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha. Students on both campuses work closely with faculty and with professionals in the field and industry.
These graduate programs offer a unique blend of courses and research in business, construction management, construction engineering, engineering, architecture, law, and related disciplines. They emphasize advanced studies in construction with application to a broad range of construction activities and applied research. Learn more about the Durham School Graduate Programs.
The admissions committee and faculty consider applicants' research interests and curriculum vitae or resume when determining if a student might be suitable for a fellowship or assistantship. Master's degree students are not generally offered assistantships, but occasionally the department will make an offer to an exceptional candidate.
The Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management degree was designed as a conduit for professionals working in the construction industry to obtain an advanced degree. Typically students in the degree program will continue working on a full or part-time basis for their organization. There are generally no graduate assistantships, fellowships or stipends associated with this particular degree.
The Construction Engineering and Management 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.