Construction Engineering and Management (Certificate) (Online)


Construction Engineering and Management, Cert

Online 15 cr 15 cr

The Construction Engineering and Management graduate certificate is a 15 credit hour program designed for working professionals seeking a non-traditional graduate degree program.


This program gives students the opportunity to take advanced coursework, earn a graduate certificate, and potentially pursue another 15 credit hours beyond the certificate to complete the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree with a specialization in Construction Engineering and Management (CEMT).

The Construction Engineering and Management graduate certificate program provides students with the opportunity to explore the field of construction beyond the bachelor’s degree including 2 advanced engineering management courses and 3 advanced courses in the area(s) of their choice based on previous experience, education, academic, and professional goals.

Advanced course topics include heavy/highway construction, materials design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), project administration, project management, design/build, sustainable construction, leadership and strategic planning for construction, productivity and human factors, codes and specialty permitting, and construction site safety.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Personal Statement of professional, learning, and research interests: In 1-2 pages, this statement should highlight academic and work-related history, state your short-term and long-term professional goals, describe personal strengths that will help you achieve those goals, and describe how this degree or certificate would help you achieve those goals.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed

Graduate Chair

Terry Stentz

Support Staff

Kelly Johnson

Tuition & Fees

* Updates to graduate program pages are made on an annual basis in conjunction with the Graduate Application for Admission.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

UNL Graduate Chairs and staff please complete the program update form to provide edits.