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What is Construction & Engineering Management?

The Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) program develops knowledge, tools, and methods that can add value to construction projects and organizations with a focus on risk management. In mature industries such as construction successfully managing risk largely determines the success or failure of development projects and enterprises. By developing basic risk management skills and participating in leading edge research students can position themselves to make enormous differences in for-profit, government, and non-profit development organizations. Understanding the nature and structure of development risk provides a foundation for modeling, quantifying, and mitigating those risks.

Degree Information

Students can earn B.S., M.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering in the Construction Engineering and Management specialty.

Graduate students now also have the opportunity to earn M.S., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering with a focus on Infrastructure Management and Security. 

Undergraduate Requirements

To fulfill the common civil engineering program degree plan, undergraduate students declaring a specialty in construction engineering & management are required to complete a technical elective plan. See the undergraduate advising page for more information.

Graduate Requirements

Each area specialty area has its own graduate degree requirements in addition to the requirements set forth by the department and University. Please check with your advisor for the most current degree requirements. See the Graduate Student Handbook for Construction & Engineering Management for more information.