Graduate Certificate - Project Engineering & Construction Management

Although available to all interested students, the Project Engineering and Construction Management graduate certificate program was created to specifically meet the needs of visiting faculty/graduate students from Algeria as part of the collaborative program “Development of Engineering Management Curriculum and Distance-Learning Methodologies in Algeria: An Educational Partnership,” sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the North African Partnerships Program.

The objective of this collaborative program is to provide educational and technical assistance to Algeria in order for that country to develop new graduate programs in engineering management and construction engineering and modern teaching methodologies, including Internet and distance learning. The cooperative framework provides participants with engineering management skills and expertise to prepare them to be leaders at their home institutions.

For prerequisites regarding the courses below, please visits the Catalog of Courses provided by the Registrar's Office.

Course Work (select two)

EMGT 5210 (308) Economic Decision Analysis
Comprehensive treatment of engineering economy including effects of taxation and inflation; sensitivity analysis; decisions with risk and uncertainty; decision trees and expected value, normally includes solutions on personal computer and student problem report.

EMGT 5111 (314) Management for Engineers
The transition of the engineer or scientist to manager; planning and organizing technical activities; theory, organizational systems and behavior; managing and motivating technical personnel, leadership, communication, processes, and customer focus.

EMGT 5320 (361) Project Management
Organization structure and staffing, motivation, authority and influence, conflict management, project planning, network systems, pricing, estimating, and cost control, proposal preparation, project information systems, international project management.

EMGT 6322 (458) Case Studies in Project Management
Includes the main components of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Body of Knowledge; case studies in project management including project implementation, organizational structures, project estimating, project scheduling, project risk management, and conflict management. 

EMGT 6323 (461) Global Project Management
In depth and advanced topics in project management including project management methodologies, strategic planning for excellence, project portfolio management, integrated processes, culture, and behavioral excellence; normally includes a hands-on group project. 

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Course Work (select two)

CIV ENG 5445 (345) Construction Methods
Introduction to construction planning, selection of equipment and familiarization with standard methods for horizontal and vertical construction. Application of network analysis and schedules to project control.

CIV ENG 5446 (346) Management of Construction Costs
Management of construction projects from inception to completion: estimates, role of network preplanning, project monitoring and control.

CIV ENG 5449 (349) Engineering Construction Contract Specifications
Legal and business aspects of contracts and contracting procedure in the construction industry to include contracts for engineering services and for construction. Analysis, study of precedents, and application of the more important provisions, including changes, differing site conditions, liability, arbitration, termination, disputes, appeal procedure, payments, insurance, inspection, liquidated damages, and technical provisions.

CIV ENG 6442 (442) Construction Administration, Planning and Control
Study of construction project development and execution, ranging from preliminary engineering to project turnover. Key topics include bidding strategies, quality control, conceptual estimating, scheduling, progress and cost control, value engineering, safety and construction productivity.

CIV ENG 6445 (445) Advanced Construction Engineering
Study of the temporary structures and plant used in construction. Key topics include legal implications, codes and regulations, falsework, slipforming, bridge construction supports, and protection of adjacent facilities.

‎Admission Requirements
This certificate program is open to all persons holding a BS, MS, or PhD degree with a degree in Engineering or hard science with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and who have a minimum of 12 months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designate courses.  In order to receive a Graduate Certificate, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.  Once admitted into the program, a student will be given three years to complete the program.

Students admitted to the Certificate Program will have non-degree graduate status but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete.  If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses, they will be admitted to the appropriate MS program if they apply.  The certificate course taken by students admitted to the MS program will count towards their master's degree.  Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the courses in the Certificate Program will be allowed to take "bridge" courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal Certificate courses. 

Gainful Employment Program Disclosure
Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2010-11 school year (defined as the period between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2011).