From bridges and highways to airports and power plants, entire cities depend on the expertise of engineers. Their problem-solving skills are essential to planning, designing, and constructing the modern infrastructures on which society depends And while civil engineers and architects design the structures, it is the job of the construction engineer to transform those plans into realities. Having knowledge of business management and an understanding of the law are crucial when it comes to bringing projects to completion in an efficient and effective manner.

Why LTU?

Construction-eng-1.jpgThe Master of Construction Engineering Management at Lawrence Technological University is a unique and innovative program offered in collaboration between the College of Engineering and the College of Management. The curriculum, focused on business and law, reflects a growing trend to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and create new areas of specialization. This well-rounded education, embracing Lawrence Tech’s motto of theory and practice, can help prepare you for leadership positions within the construction industry.
    
Throughout your studies, you will learn to use mathematics, science, and engineering to analyze problems and design construction processes. In addition, you will learn the concepts of construction engineering and the principles of business management. The synthesis of these two fields provides you with a highly specialized and marketable combination of skills. Lawrence Tech’s Master of Construction Engineering Management  also stresses advanced computer and communication skills, as well as the importance of professionalism and ethics – all essential to success in any field.



Curriculum

Your 30-credit-hour program consists of:
Core Courses 15

   ECE5113 Sustainable Construction Practices

   ECE 5213 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

Choose from the following:
    
   ECE5103 Applied Geographic Information Systems
    
   ECE5233 Advanced Construction Techniques and Methods
    
   ECE5263 Construction Safety Management
    
   ECE5283 Conceptual Estimating
    
   ECE5293 Special Topics in Construction Engineering
    
   ECE5353 Environmental Management

   ECE5823 Pavement Management Systems

   ECE5913 Graduate Directed Study

   ECE5923 Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Content Dependent)

   ECE6053 Graduate Project

   ECE6113 Concrete Engineering

   ECE6213 Issues in Integrated Engineering Management

   MBA6043 Global Leadership
    

Total Credit Hours 30

Course Descriptions

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Admission Requirements

Admission to Lawrence Tech’s Master of Construction Engineering Management program is competitive and requires:

1.  Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;

2.  A bachelor of science degree in civil engineering (or other technical field) from an ABET-accredited college or university. Individuals with an undergraduate degree in a non-engineering field may be admitted to the program, but may be required to take additional course work.

3.  A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

4.  Official transcripts from every college or university attended;

5.  Three letters of recommendation, preferably from employers and former professors;

6.  A statement of intent.

Applicants who do not meet all requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis upon review by the Engineering Graduate Admission Committee.

Get Started

Construction-eng-2.jpgFor more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or admissions@ltu.edu.

For specific questions regarding the Master of Construction Engineering Management program, call 248.204.2556.

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

         documents

 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.

MCEM 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.