From the University of Michigan Master of Science in Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management (on-campus)

Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack™ Certificate

Develop core professional skills in construction management in approximately 6-7 months.

The next course starts August 19, 2019. Enroll today to reserve your spot!
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Earn Degree Credit

If you're admitted to the full Master's program, the credit from your MasterTrack™ Certificate counts towards your degree.

About this MasterTrack™ Certificate

Become a skilled construction manager in just 6-7 months. Earn a powerful career credential and complete a segment of a full engineering Master’s degree

The Construction Management MasterTrack Certificate will prepare you to thrive in today’s global construction industry, which needs more highly-skilled professionals than ever. Demand for construction managers is growing and is expected to continue to climb in the U.S. and around the world. Construction engineers and project managers are involved in the planning, design, operations, maintenance, rehabilitation and evaluation of constructed facilities. However, many engineering, management, and architecture professionals in the construction industry lack the knowledge needed to coordinate an entire construction project. Through projects designed by faculty from the University of Michigan Tishman Construction Management Program, you’ll learn to apply the accounting, project management and decision making techniques vital to construction projects worldwide. With an effort of around five hours per week for 6-7 months, the Construction Management MasterTrack Certificate program will prepare you to apply your knowledge to a management job in the construction industry.

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    100% online courses

  • Money

    $2,000

    Option to pay all at once, or in four separate installments

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    6-7 months to complete

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    Intermediate Level

    You should understand foundational mathematics, including algebra & geometry; foundational physics, including forces & motion.

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    6 hands-on projects

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  • Institution

    Earn degree credit

    If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate counts towards your degree.

What you will learn

  • How construction projects are created, organized, and financed
  • The appropriate techniques to properly account for ongoing construction projects
  • Best practices for keeping construction projects organized and on schedule
  • How to use the proper equipment for efficiency and safety
  • Leading sustainability practices in the construction industry today

Skills you will gain

  • Construction Accounting
  • Project Scheduling Techniques
  • Worksite Safety
  • Lifecycle Analysis
  • Optimized Utilization of Construction Equipment
  • Globe

    100% online courses

  • Money

    $2,000

    Option to pay all at once, or in four separate installments

  • Clock

    6-7 months to complete

  • Intermediate Level

    Intermediate Level

    You should understand foundational mathematics, including algebra & geometry; foundational physics, including forces & motion.

  • Layer

    6 hands-on projects

  • Comment Dots

    English

  • Institution

    Earn degree credit

    If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack™ Certificate counts towards your degree.

What is a MasterTrack™ Certificate?

We’ve split portions of Master’s programs into modules so you can earn a university-issued career credential online at a breakthrough price. Each program features a deeply engaging learning experience with real-world projects and live expert instruction. If you are accepted to the full Master's program, your MasterTrack Certificate counts towards your degree.

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Master’s Degree Learning

Take an online module of a Master's degree program that features live expert instruction and feedback combined with interactive team-based learning.

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Boost Your Career

Receive a university-issued MasterTrack Certificate from a top university that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

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Build Your Portfolio

Demonstrate your skills through real-world projects and create work samples that help you stand out in your job search.

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Start Your Degree

If you are accepted to the full Master’s program, your completed coursework counts towards your degree.

Interactive Learning Experience

You'll learn through readings, videos, graded assignments, real-world applied projects, and live global classroom sessions.

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Live Global Webinars

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Feedback from Instructors and Experts

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Real-World Projects

6 Courses in this MasterTrack™ Certificate

Includes:

  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live sessions and office hours
  • Real-world projects
  • Peer collaboration
  • Web and mobile access
Start August 19, 20194-6 hours per week

Construction Project Delivery Systems

In Construction Project Delivery Systems, learn about how projects are contracted for construction or rehabilitation. The course explores the advantages and disadvantages of each method based on defined relationships between different project stakeholders in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. You will also learn about construction project life cycles, project stakeholder types, and the standard elements of construction contracts....
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Industry-relevant hands-on projects to build your portfolio

Clock
6-8 hours per week

Preparation of Contractor's Annual Financial Statements

In this group project, you’ll gain experience applying the accounting principles to partial progress made on construction projects. You’ll also practice estimating anticipated loss on projects to develop yearly income statements and balance sheets for a simulated construction management project....

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Collaboration skills for working with other construction management students
  • How to apply the correct methods of accounting for multiple large construction projects to produce financial statements that provide accurate information about the health of a construction business
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6-8 hours per week

Application of Project Delivery Methods

In this project, you’ll organize and explore the financing of a simulated construction project through different project delivery methods. You’ll also complete an analysis on the pros and cons of each option....

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to differentiate types of construction projects based on key characteristics
  • Skills for applying organizational best practices for effective and efficient delivery

What industry partners are saying

STEVE STRICKLAND - INNOVATION MANAGER at BARTON MALOW COMPANY
"The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Michigan has been a leader in developing initiatives that provide students with practical, hands-on experience in collaboration with industry partners in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC). The Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack™ Certificate program embodies this focus on real-world insight, teaching valuable, practical skills to address the challenges faced by construction professionals on a daily basis. Students looking to begin a management career in this field will gain critical knowledge and marketable skills that will lay the foundation for new career opportunities in the construction industry."...

Success story from a learner

JAY KOHLER - PROJECT MANAGER at BARTON MALOW COMPANY
"A degree from CEE can take you many places, including the happiest place on Earth! As a project manager for Barton Malow, Jay Kohler (BSE CE ’09) works on projects for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and other Orlando attractions. Kohler, a third-generation U-M graduate, says his courses in construction management were especially helpful in preparing for his career. He says he also benefited from participating in the University of Michigan Engineering Council. “It gets you involved in planning and managing for a larger group. You learn that the way you interact, send emails and present yourself is important,” Kohler says of being part of student organizations. Kohler started out with Barton Malow as a student intern. His advice to current students is “get the real-world experience through internships as soon as possible.” After his internship, Kohler began working for Barton Malow in estimating. “We would visit different offices to make bids, and there was an exciting sense of accomplishment when you finally submitted your bid,” Kohler says of his first position. Six years later, Kohler finds excitement working on projects such as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This family-friendly roller coaster ride was completed in May 2014\. He is currently working on a new attraction in Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando. When asked what he enjoys most about his work, Kohler said, “Every day is a new challenge and the answers are not just sitting there. I enjoy the never-ending problem solving.”...

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The next course starts August 19, 2019. Enroll today to reserve your spot!

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MasterTrack™ Certificates are earned by completing a concatenation of graduate-level courses offered on the Coursera platform by some of the world's most elite universities. Those same universities may allow qualified, admitted students to apply earned MasterTrack™ Certificate credits towards related Master's degrees, leading to an affordable academic degree. Coursera does not grant academic credit, and does not guarantee that completion of a MasterTrack™ Certificate will result in academic credit; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer academic credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an academic institution.