Areas of Emphasis

  • Engineering, construction, project, and corporate management
  • Lean construction, project-based production systems
  • Cost and schedule forensics, construction disputes, and claims resolution
  • Sustainability, green design, engineering and management
  • Design-construction-operation-maintenance integration
  • Risk assessment and management of technology
  • Project finance

Research project examples

  • Exploration of Opportunities to Reduce Lead Times for Engineered-to-Order Products
  • Distributed Planning and Coordination to Support Lean Construction
  • Product-Process Development Simulation to Support Specialty Contractor Involvement in Design
  • CasePlan: A Case-Based Planner and Scheduler for Construction using Product Modeling
  • CIPROS: Knowledge-Based Construction Integrated Project and Process Planning Simulation System
  • MoveSchedule: A Planning Tool for Scheduling Space Use on Construction Sites
  • Construction Debris Recycling in the US and Germany
  • Decision Support System for Infrastructure Management
  • Improving Life-Cycle Information Management through Documentation of Project Objectives and Design Rationale
  • Marine Infrastructure Rejuvenation Engineering Fatigue and Fracture of Critical Structural Details
  • Methodology For Project Risk Control: Work Package-Based Approach Using Historical Cost Control
  • Probabilistic Screening Methodology for use in Assessment and Requalification of Steel, Template-Type Offshore Platforms
  • Project Performance Modeling: A Methodology for Evaluating Project Execution Strategies
  • Reengineering Construction Planning Systems
  • Systematic Approach to Evaluate Quantitative Impacts of Project Management (PM)

Interdisciplinary programs

Flexible degree requirements make it possible for students to gain breadth or depth in areas outside of E&PM. Recent graduates have combined construction studies with work in areas such as:

  • environmental engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transportation engineering
  • computer science
  • industrial engineering and operations research
  • city and regional planning
  • architecture
  • law
  • business
  • public policy

Certificate program

The certificate program provides you with an emphasis area within E&PM. By choosing MS degree electives judiciously, you can earn a certificate while meeting the 24 unit degree requirement. The certificate is obtained free of charge (if you are a currently registered student), but requires registration. 

Engineering and Business for Sustainability offers a three-course emphasis for those interested in the engineering, economic, policy and law aspects of sustainability.​