To manage construction engineering, you need to know how to work with clients and builders and how to source materials and get them to the job. You also need to know that something unexpected could derail your project at any time. And that’s before the work even starts.

How can anyone master all of this? Clarkson University’s Advanced Certificate in Construction Engineering Management program focuses on practical applications, current industry techniques and emerging trends and technology. Offered online to accommodate working professionals, the program is ideal for those in the construction industry. Let Clarkson’s established reputation in engineering and powerful network of alumni in the construction industry give you a strong competitive advantage.


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Benefits of the Certificate in Construction Engineering Management Program

Students in Clarkson’s Certificate in Construction Engineering Management program:

  • Gain contemporary construction knowledge, which equips them to further their careers and help their firms.
  • Receive the preparation they need to successfully obtain credentials as a LEED Green Associate or an Envision Sustainability Professional - a step that can increase salaries.
  • Earn New York state-approved Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Time spent on each of the three required classes counts toward the PDHs needed to fulfill continuing education requirements for licensure or to maintain credentials.
  • Become part of a strong alumni network. Numerous construction companies in New York state are led by Clarkson graduates.
  • Are already on their way to earning an MS/ME degree, if they wish to continue. All three courses required for the Certificate in Construction Engineering Management program may also be applied toward Clarkson’s master’s in civil and environmental engineering degree.

Construction Engineering Certificate Curriculum

This graduate certificate program consists of three classes, for a total of 9 credits, that are specifically tailored to today’s construction industry. These classes will give you critical, hands-on construction engineering management experience and an unprecedented depth of technical and practical mastery. Each class is taught by a leading industry expert in the construction field.


Construction Engineering Management Curriculum

Sustainable Infrastructure and Building
Learn the Integrated Project Delivery strategies that bring together the environment, people, technologies and systems, as well as the engines of funding and creativity, needed to reach the goals that industry has defined — and now demands. Focus on projects that benefit the public, increase value for owners, reduce waste and elevate excellence in staffing, design, sourcing and construction.

Advanced Construction Engineering
Knowing the fundamentals and having a few years of on-the-job experience aren’t enough. This knowledge must be combined with the high level technical expertise necessary to ensure the highest level of quality to customers and the public. The Advanced Construction Engineering class provides this as you develop the professional expertise required by clients, construction workers and the job itself.

Special Topics in Construction Engineering Management
What interests you about this field? What challenges you? This class demands your answers and forces you to confront hard questions. Visiting industry executives bring some of construction’s most difficult problems and case studies to this class in order to improve your ability to think through issues and deliver solutions and make you a better engineer and manager.

One of the top 10 Engineering Colleges in the U.S. - USA Today

Notable Alumni

Michael F. Lynch ’71 (ME), P.E., AIA
Division Director, State Historic Preservation Office, New York

Joe Pulicare ’78 (CEE)
President, US Transportation & Infrastructure - WSP USA

William Thomsen ’78 (CEE)
President and CEO, Urban Engineers (New York), D.P.C.

Patrick Murnane ’79 (CEE)
President/Owner, Murnane Building Contractors, Inc., and Chairman, AGC NYS

Robert LiMandri ’87 (ME)
Senior Principal, Vidaris (and former building commissioner in NYC)

Erik Gundel ’89 (CEE)
Vice President of Operations, Kiewit Northeast

Andrew Pilipczuk ’96 (CE)
Senior Project Manager (Healthcare), Turner Construction Company

Maggie Kwan ’97 (CE)
First Vice President of Civil & Structural Engineering, Tishman Construction (an AECOM Company)


A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation.
  • Official Transcripts.
  • GRE Test Scores.
    • Waived: The GRE requirement will be waived for Fall 2023 applicants.
  • For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required.
    • Minimum Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (80) and TOEFL Essentials (8.5), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) and Duolingo English Test (115).

Prerequisites: BS/BA or equivalent.

Contact Us

To learn more, contact

Erik Backus
Director of Construction Engineering Management Program

Ready to apply? Contact

Graduate Admissions Team