The interdisciplinary Master of Engineering in Construction
Engineering and Management at the University of Colorado Denver prepares the next generation of construction
engineers with the requisite set of skills to be effective leaders and managers
within this ever-evolving industry.
The CU Denver Construction Engineering and Management
(CEM) Program is the only cooperative, interdisciplinary CEM program in
the state backed by industry and supported by accredited schools of
architecture and business.
Construction engineering and management concerns the design,
planning and management of the construction of structures, infrastructure, transportation systems, site work and environmental projects (for example: highways, bridges,
airports, buildings, dams, reservoirs, light and high-speed rail systems, utilities and environmental restoration projects). The program provides the
necessary leadership for complex construction projects and subsequent
management throughout their useful life.
Graduates of the program are prepared to engage in all
responsibilities of construction engineers and construction managers, including building and site design,
planning and leading construction schedules, construction quality assurance and
control, construction cost estimating and project management.
The program is built around focused construction engineering and management courses to include construction engineering, project management, materials and methods, cost estimating, optimization, productivity, BIM, leadership, and ethics and safety. Advanced engineering courses are available in transportation, structures, soils, sustainability and more. Faculty in the Business School provide
expertise in leadership, managing for sustainability, project management,
legal and ethic environment of business, data analysis, decision analysis, financial management and quality and process improvement. Faculty in the College
of Architecture and Planning add expertise in green building technology, sustainable systems, construction documents and managing quality and risks.
Contact civil engineering department chair and CEM program director Kevin Rens, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-556-2871 for more information.