Graduate Certificate in Integrated Project Delivery (GCIPD)

Integrated Project DeliveryMany stakeholders in the construction industry recognize the inefficiency of design-bid-build project delivery. Numerous and costly changes, contract disputes, and schedule delays render traditional general contracting a less attractive option than in the past. Integrated project delivery (IPD) methods, especially design-build, are growing in popularity precisely because they successfully address these problems.

The construction industry values professionals with some educational background in IPD methods. Additionally, there are professionals who would like to learn IPD concepts without completing a lengthy graduate degree program. This new graduate certificate caters to the needs of these two groups.



Admission to the GCIPD program requires:

  1. An earned bachelor degree in one of the following or a closely related discipline: engineering, architecture, construction management, business management, accounting;
  2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00;
  3. Demonstration of high potential for success based on the following:
  • Application for Graduate Admission;
  • Official transcripts of all college work; and
  • Professional resume



To obtain a GCIPD, students are required to earn 12 credits by completing the following graduate courses:

Course  Currently offered Prerequisites
ECE 5213 Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery Every Fall NONE
ECE 5273 Construction Law Every Spring NONE
ECE 5283 Conceptual Estimating Every Summer NONE
ECE 6213* Issues in Integrated Engineering Management Every Spring MINIMUM "C -" in ECE5213 and ECE5273
Total Credit Hours: 12  

*Students must have a minimum grade of C- in ECE 5213 and ECE 5273 before taking this class.