Engineering & Construction Project Management Certificate
The Engineering and Construction Project Management Certificate is a 12 credit hour graduate certificate program offered through the School of Computing and Engineering. Engineering and construction companies are increasingly requiring project management skills for those who hold technical degrees to successfully complete projects and to be promoted in their organizations. The graduate certificate program is designed to meet this need and enable students to learn higher-level project management skills that are critical to the successful planning and completion of construction projects. This graduate certificate is intended for post-Baccalaureate professionals working in the Kansas City area in engineering, construction, management, and related positions. A minimum of 12 credit hours at the 5500-level or above is required, and students must maintain 3.0 graduate grade point average (GPA) while enrolled.
- 12-credit hour graduate certificate program
- Designed for working professionals who hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, construction, or a related field
- Learn from an expert faculty of licensed professors and working engineers - bringing the most up-to-date experience into the classroom
- Engineers successfully completing graduate certificate courses may be eligible to have credits applied toward a Master of Civil Engineering degree
Core classes (required): 9 credit hours
• Project Management of Design and Construction - Fall 2012; 2013; 2014
• Project Finance - Spring 2012; 2013; 2014
• Contracts and Law for Engineers - Fall 2012; 2013; 2014**
• Construction Law - Spring 2012, 2013**
**Students must take either "Contracts and Law for Engineers" or "Construction Law" as part of the required classes
Approved electives (choose one): 3 credit hours
• Capital Project Delivery Methods - Spring 2012; 2013; 2014
• Engineering Leadership & Ethics - Fall 2013; 2015
• Environmental Compliance, Auditing, & Permitting - Spring 2012; 2013
• Green Building & Sustainable Infrastructure - Spring 2013; 2015
• Construction Planning & Scheduling - Fall 2012; 2014
• Construction Methods & Equipment - Spring 2012; 2013; 2014
Either a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a baccalaureate degree in another field combined with construction-related work experience is required. A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework is required. Pre-program requirements may be specified in case the Bachelor’s degree is not in civil or mechanical engineering. Note: Students who have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and who complete the Engineering and Construction Project Management certificate courses may be eligible to have up to 12 credit hours applicable to the Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Management.
The following documents are required for admission consideration:
- Application for admission
- Official transcripts of all college coursework
In addition, a statement of purpose is required for admission.
CONDITIONAL admission may be granted when minimum GPA requirements are not met, however, other indicators promise applicant’s success in the program.
After admission, the student is required to meet with a faculty advisor.
- David Christianson, PE
- Ceki Halmen, Ph.D., PE
- John Kevern, Ph.D., PE, LEED AP
- Robert Lambrechts, PE
- Deb O'Bannon, Ph.D., PE, F.ASCE
- Dennis A. Randolph, PE, PTOE, PTP
- Marc T. Richardson, PE
- Chuck Williams PE, DBIA, PMP
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