MS in Construction Engineering and Management

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Complete transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Field Civil engineering, Construction Engineering or other engineering fields such as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mechanics or a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or Physics. (Students may be required to take additional engineering courses with the approval of the faculty advisors. For example: statics, strength of materials, structural analysis, properties of concrete, design of steel structures, design of concrete structures, soil mechanics, and/or water resources engineering. Students may take this course work after admission to the program. However, they will not be able to start degree requirements until they successfully complete these deficiency course work requirements.
  • Grade Point Average At least 2.75/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
  • Tests Required None.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 80 (iBT Test), with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21; 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (revised Paper-Delivered Test), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Not required for MS applicants.
  • Personal Statement Not required for MS applicants.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 36.
  • Course Work
Course Title
Required Courses
Construction Engineering and Management
Construction Equipment and Design Methods
Construction Engineering Project Controls
Construction Regulations and Organizational Management
Construction Estimating and Scheduling
Elective Courses
Group 1
Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Advanced Design of Metal Structures
Geometric Design of Highway Facilities
Foundation Analysis and Design
Bridge Design I
Soil and Site Improvement Methods
Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures
Design of Wood Structures
Design of Masonry Structures
Water Treatment Design
Wastewater Treatment Design
Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Independent Study
Group 2
Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure
Urban Transportation
Advanced Transportation Demand Analysis
Sustainable Transportation Systems
Sustainable Engineering
Infrastructure Management
Advanced Special Topics in Civil and Materials Engineering
Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Policy
Economic Analysis for Planning and Management
Metropolitan Housing Planning
Land Use Law
Land Use Regulation and Planning
Group 3
Quality Control and Reliability
Safety Engineering
Production Planning and Inventory Control
Applied Stochastic Processes
Statistical Quality Control and Assurance
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Energy Management Solutions for Industry: Theory and Practice
Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
Principles of Financial Management and Budgeting
Conflict Management
Business Data Mining
Regression Analysis
Supply Chain Management
Risk Management
Business Forecasting Using Time Series Methods
Quality and Productivity Improvement Using Statistical Methods
Human Resource Management
Conflict and Communication
Advanced Special Topics in Civil and Materials Engineering
Independent Study
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Thesis, Project, or  Course Work Only. Each graduate student will be assigned an academic advisor who will provide advice and guidance to the student with the pertinent information on program sequences, elective and course selections, and thesis, project, or course-based paths.
    • Thesis: Students must take the five required courses (20 hours), AND one elective course (4 hours from one of the three elective course groups) with the approval of the advisor. Students are required to register for CME 598 (12 hours).
    • Project: Students must take the five required courses (20 hours), PLUS one elective course from each of the three elective groups (12 hours) with the approval of the advisor. Students are required to register for CME 596 with their faculty advisors.
    • Course Work Only:  Students must take the five required courses (20 hours), PLUS four elective courses (16 hours, with at least one course from each of the three elective groups) with the approval of the faculty advisor.

Note: Students may only transfer up to 4 hours of graduate-level course work that may be accepted from an accredited institution with the department's approval.