Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Engineering Management
Real World Interaction
Construction projects are complex and require construction engineering managers to have knowledge of all aspects of the process ̶ from procurement to close out. Interaction between industry and students is a cornerstone of the UA Construction Engineering Management undergraduate certificate. Students engage with guest speakers and mentors, visit construction sites, use plans and documents, and do internships.
The CEM undergraduate certificate is geared to the following:
- Undergraduates with advanced standing in disciplines related to construction ̶ for example, all engineering disciplines outside CAEM, architecture, landscape architecture, real estate, business and public administration
- Employees in architecture, engineering or construction who want to expand their career options
- Individuals aiming to enter the construction industry
Please note: Students in UA civil & architectural engineering can focus on construction engineering management and are not eligible for the CEM certificate.
Benefits of CEM Certificate
- Gain contemporary construction knowledge to further your career.
- Earn professional development hours to fulfill licensure requirements.
- Become part of the vast University of Arizona alumni network.
- Apply course credits toward an MS or ME degree.
For 2019, Burning Glass reports 5,720 job postings in Arizona related to construction management and 216,533 nationally. Job opportunities for construction managers is expected to grow 24.8% in Arizona by 2028. Average salary for new graduates is about $60,000.
The curriculum for the UA CEM certificate consists of 12 units (9 units of upper level coursework) that each build your knowledge base in construction engineering management.
- ARCE210: Building Information Modeling for Engineers (3 units)
- CE251: Elementary Surveying (3 units)
- CE381: Construction Engineering Management (3 units)
- CE482/582: Construction Project Planning, Scheduling and Control (3 units)
- CE483/583: Construction Cost Estimating (3 units)
- CE293, 393 or 493: Internship credit limited to students without a bachelor’s degree
Read more about the Construction Engineering Management certificate in this article.