The Graduate Certificate in Construction Management was created to meet the needs of civil engineers, architects, and contractors. It provides knowledge needed for those who are involved with construction projects.
All course requirements can be completed online, live (usually between 5:30 and 8:15 p.m. for 15 weeks) or a combination of the two. Those attending live at the Memphis campus will be provided dinner from our cafeteria as part of the tuition fee. Additionally all students will be provided the course textbook either hard-copy or electronic format (when available), as part of the tuition fee. All classes are captured on our media servers so if you cannot make it to a particular live lecture because of work or family obligations, you can watch a video recording later.
All classes can be applied toward the MSEM Program upon successful completion.
Choose 3 courses from the following list:
ENGM 613. CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & METHODS
Surveying quantities of equipment, labor and materials for general construction projects: excavation, concrete and formwork, carpentry, masonry, structural steel, lath and plaster, interior finishes. Three credits
ENGM 615. ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Development of the project schedule including estimate and contractual scheduling requirements examined. The application of the Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) to construction planning, scheduled vs. actual job expenditures, cost forecasting. Proposal solicitation and preparation, bidding strategy, estimate types and content, quantity survey, ethics, and an introduction to computer use in estimating. Three credits
ENGM 621. ENGINEERING LAW
Legal principles and procedures; contracts and patents; liability, product liability, computer and environmental law; government regulation. Three credits
CE 350. CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING AND COST CONTROL
Methods of making quantity surveys, estimating construction cost, construction scheduling and methods of cost control. The study of labor relations as they affect construction cost, scheduling and job control. Three credits
CE 345. PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
Various methods of scheduling will be presented including CPM, PPM, PERT, and LSM. Discussion of issues relating to activity duration contractual considerations, time cost trade-off, schedule monitoring/updating and integration of schedule and cost. Computer applications. Three credits