Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering and Construction Project Management is a 12 hour 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 holding a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline to learn higher-level project management skills that are critical to the successful planning and completion of projects across the spectrum of engineering, construction, and related disciplines.  The Graduate is intended for post-Baccalaureate professionals working in the Kansas City area in mid- and upper-level engineering, construction, and management positions.  The Certificate requires a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 5000-level or above.  Students must maintain 3.0 graduate GPA while enrolled.  Upon completion, up to 12 hours of Civil Engineering Certificate courses may be applicable to the MS in Civil Engineering.

Core classes (Required): 9 credit hours

CIV-ENGR 5501PMAdvanced Project Management of Integrated Design and Construction3
CIV-ENGR 5567Introduction to Construction Management3
CIV-ENGR 5547Contracts and Law for Engineers3
or CIV-ENGR 5563 Construction Law
**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

CIV-ENGR 5565Project Finance3
CIV-ENGR 5501DMAdvanced Topics in Civil Engineering - Capital Project Delivery Methods1-3
CIV-ENGR 5515Engineering Leadership & Ethics3
CIV-ENGR 5569Construction Methods and Equipment3
CIV-ENGR 5566Green Building and Sustainable Infrastructure3
CIV-ENGR 5568Construction Planning and Scheduling3
CIV-ENGR 5549Environmental Compliance, Auditing, & Permitting3