Master of Construction Engineering Management
INTRODUCTION TO MCEM
The Department Civil Engineering at Lawrence Tech offers a Master of Construction Engineering Management (MCEM). The program provides specialized education addressing the needs of students interested in the concepts of construction engineering and the principles of management. The synthesis of these two fields represents a highly marketable combination of skills which are valuable in today’s environment of integrated project delivery.
The MCEM degree is comprised of 15 core credits (five courses) and 15 elective credits (five courses). Elective courses also include two courses from Lawrence Tech’s MBA program in collaboration with the College of Management.
MCEM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the MCEM program as a regular graduate student requires:
1) An earned B.S. degree in civil engineering (or technical field) from an
ABET-accredited undergraduate program;
2) Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00;
3) Demonstration of high potential for success based on the following
|a.||Application for Graduate Admission;|
|b.||Three letters of recommendation (employers and professors are preferred);|
|c.||Official transcripts of all college work;|
|d.||Professional resume; and|
|e.||Statement of purpose (a one-page essay discussing what you plan to do with your degree).|
The Director of the Civil Engineering Graduate Programs (Program Director) may allow provisional admission to applicants who do not meet all conditions for regular admission. A provisional student is typically granted regular status after receiving a minimum grade of “B” in three consecutive graduate level courses. The Program Director may require non-engineering graduates admitted to the program to pass additional courses.
Core Courses (15 credits)
ECE5113 Sustainable Construction Practices
ECE5213 Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery
ECE5223 Techniques of Project Planning and Control
ECE5243 Fundamentals of Construction Accounting and Finance
ECE5273 Construction Law
Elective Courses (15 credits)
ECE5103 Applied Geographic Information Systems
ECE6113 Concrete Engineering
ECE5233 Advanced Construction Techniques and Methods
ECE5263 Construction Safety Management
ECE5283 Conceptual Estimating
ECE5293 Special Topics in Construction Engineering
ECE5353 Environmental Management
ECE5913 Graduate Directed Study
ECE6053 Graduate Project
ECE6213 Issues in Integrated Engineering Management
MGT6013 Global Leadership
MGT6043 Ethics and Business in Society
In addition to the above a maximum of two electives may be chosen from other graduate programs in Civil Engineering or related fields within the College of Engineering, with prior approval from the Program Director.
COURSE TRANSFER POLICY
Students may transfer a maximum of six semester hours for graduate engineering courses taken at other accredited engineering colleges, provided they are deemed relevant. Students must have taken the courses within the past five years and achieved a grade of “B” (3.00) or better. To transfer courses, the student must submit a petition in writing prior to completion of the first semester of graduate work towards MCEM degree. The student must submit transcripts and evidence consisting of syllabi and examinations. The Program Director may require the applicant to demonstrate proficiency in the subject through interviews with faculty members who have expertise in the subject.
Students may apply up to six credits of 4000-level civil engineering courses (senior-level electives) with the approval of the Program Director. In Addition, students may apply up to twelve credits of the MCEM degree towards the MBA program at Lawrence Tech.