The program includes core classes that will give you critical, hands-on CEM experience and an unprecedented depth of technical and practical mastery.

The Master of Engineering (ME) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) with a concentration in Construction Engineering Management (CEM) is available for students that have a BS in civil engineering or another engineering discipline.

The CEM track is designed for flexibility, giving you the opportunity to choose courses that meet your needs and schedule. The program advisor and director of CEM is Erik Backus, and your project advisor is selected through mutual agreement between the director of CEM, a potential project advisor and yourself.


Construction Engineering Management

The CEM program consists of 30 total graduate credits. These credits are concentrated in three core CEM courses (9 credits), three civil and environmental engineering electives (9 credits), three business management courses (9 credits) and an ME project (3 credits). Students usually complete this program in one to two years.

Construction Engineering Management Curriculum

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General Admission Requirements

All professional ME students are admitted into the Master of CEE program.

  • application form
  • for more information on the ME program, see the "General Coulter School of Engineering Graduate Handbook."
  • for information on Clarkson’s Distance Learning Program, contact Laura Perry, distance learning coordinator, at 315-268-6760 or
  • for information on the CEM program content, contact Erik Backus at 315-268-6522 or

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