University of Michigan
MasterTrack® Certificate

Construction Engineering and Management

In this 6-course program you will learn how to master concepts in engineering and management focusing on the knowledge and skills needed to coordinate an entire construction project. Take a step toward building a career in the growing construction industry.

The deadline to enroll is June 17, 2024. No application required.

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6-7 months to complete

5 hours per week


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Ranked in the top 10 graduate programs in civil engineering

Gain your credential from a top 10 civil engineering program, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Earn degree credit

If you are admitted to the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Construction Engineering and Management offered on campus by The University of Michigan, your completed MasterTrack Certificate will count toward the degree.

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Program description

Develop construction engineering management skills for today’s global construction industry


In this self-paced program, you will learn skills to excel in today’s global construction industry, and prepare yourself to take advantage of growing U.S. and global demand for construction managers.

Throughout this program, 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; and how to use the proper equipment for efficiency and safety. You will also learn about leading sustainability practices in the construction industry today.

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Required background

Foundational mathematics, including algebra and geometry; foundational physics, including forces and motion.

Skills you will gain

  • Construction accounting
  • Project scheduling techniques
  • Worksite safety
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Optimized utilization of construction equipment

6 courses in this 6-7 month program

Course 1 of 6

Financial accounting for construction projects


In this course, you’ll get an introduction to the accounting techniques used for construction projects, with an emphasis on how they differ from the practices used in other industries. You’ll learn about the different financial instruments used for accounting in construction projects, including balance sheets and income statements. You will also learn how accounting works across the business cycle as well as methods for calculating income, expenses, and revenue. The course culminates with the creation of annual financial statements for a simulated construction project.

Course 2 of 6

Construction project delivery systems


In this course, you’ll learn how projects are contracted for construction or rehabilitation. You’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of each method based on defined relationships between different project stakeholders in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. You will also learn about construction project life cycles, project stakeholder types, and the standard elements of construction contracts.

Course 3 of 6

Construction project planning, scheduling and control


In this course, you’ll get an introduction to basic project planning and scheduling methods for construction projects. These include Gantt charts, Line of Balance, network analysis, and linear scheduling. You will also study earned value analysis as a fundamental project control method. At the end of this course, you will practice applying these principles to create schedules and controls for a simulated construction project.

Course 4 of 6

Construction equipment and methods


In this course, you’ll get an introduction to the construction means, methods, and equipment used to transform a design concept into a completed usable structure or facility. You’ll study the selection and optimization of individual items of equipment needed to complete work and apply these principles in a simulated construction project.

Course 5 of 6

Construction safety and human factors


In this course, you’ll get an introduction to key regulatory requirements that are designed to safeguard construction projects. You’ll also learn the methods used to analyze unsafe construction activities and explore core management practices that improve construction project safety and worker performance.

Course 6 of 6

Sustainable construction practices


In this course, you’ll get an introduction to green construction principles as well as methods that assess the economic and environmental benefits of green construction. You’ll also learn green construction standards, green building codes, and green construction rating systems. At the end of the course, you’ll apply the principles you’ve learned by conducting several life cycle analysis assessments of the constituent parts of real-world construction projects.

Earn credit toward a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Enrolling in a MasterTrack® Certificate program means you can start learning job-relevant skills right away and give yourself a pathway to a full degree program.

University of Michigan

MasterTrack® Certificate

Construction Engineering and Management

Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack® Certificate earn credit towards:

If you apply and gain admission to the Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management (MEng) offered by the University of Michigan, credits earned from your MasterTrack® program will carry over as you pursue your full degree. Upon successful completion of your MasterTrack® program, you will receive an official University of Michigan certificate, regardless of whether you elect to enroll in the full master’s program.


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