Programs - M.S.E. CEM

Overview

Tishman Construction Management Program (TCMP) offers the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree program in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M)The Tishman Construction Management Program (TCMP) offers the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree program in Construction Engineering and Management (CE&M), as well as multiple options for dual degrees in collaboration with other programs at the university.

The information below describes the M.S.E. program and the available dual-degree options. Please read this information first. Then, if there are any additional questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and the main CEE admissions page.

The M.S.E. program requires 30 credit hours of graduate work, including a thesis or other major research project. At least two courses must be taken in areas other than construction, at least one which must be mathematically oriented.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for application to the M.S.E. program. Letters of recommendation are also required.
Students who do not meet undergraduate degree requirements for regular admission may be granted conditional admission. Students may be required to take courses without graduate credit to remedy deficiencies in their undergraduate programs.

Master of Science in Engineering Programs

M.S.E. in Construction Engineering and Management

This program requires at least 18 hours of graduate courses in the Tishman Construction Management Program. Regular admission is open to students holding a degree in any engineering discipline.

Dual M.S.E. in Construction Engineering and Management/Master of Science in Engineering

Dual MSE degree programs combine a 30-hour MSE (CE&M) program with another 30-hour Master’s program resulting in a 51-hour program, 9 hours of which satisfy requirements for both programs. Usually these 9 hours are core courses from the other Master’s program, used as electives in the Construction Engineering and Management program. An applicant who has recently received or is working toward a Master’s degree in another area of engineering at Michigan can complete the MSE (CE&M) with an additional 21 hours of coursework. Please visit the FAQ section for additional information. If there are further questions, please contact Prof. Vineet Kamat (vkamat@umich.edu).

Dual M.S.E. in Construction Engineering and Management/Master of Business Administration

The dual degree program requires the 12 hours of core courses and 9 hours of graduate construction electives in the MSE (CE&M) program and the 30 hours of core courses and 15 hours of electives in the MBA program. Students also take a 3-hour independent study course (CEE 630) to integrate general Construction Engineering and Management skills. Students also take Construction Contracting (CEE 431) if they have not taken it or its equivalent previously. The dual degree program combines the two-year, 60-hour MBA program with the one-year, 30-hour MSE (CE&M) program, resulting in a two-year (including Spring and/or Summer terms) 66- or 69-hour program. The dual degree program can be completed in two years if the first year is devoted to core MBA courses. Please visit the FAQ section for additional information. If there are further questions on the MSE (CE&M) program, please contact Prof. Vineet Kamat (vkamat@umich.edu). For more information on the MBA program and how it can be combined with an engineering dual degree, please visit this link.

M.S.E. in Civil Engineering (Specializing in Construction Engineering and Management)

This program requires at least 15 hours of CEE courses. A student should expect to take at least eight hours in construction but will not be permitted to apply more than 21 hours in one area of specialization toward the M.S.E. degree. Regular admissions is open to students holding an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent.

Application Materials

Required Materials:

Application materials required for MSE applications consist of the following:

  • Completed application form (see website below)
  • Application fee
  • Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (Marksheets) from college or university that has awarded or will award degree
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores
  • International Students only:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) scores (international students only).

Application Forms:

Web applications, application forms, and other materials are available for MSE admission from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies

For further information contact:

  • Ms. Jessica Randolph, CEE Graduate Coordinator: jrand@umich.edu
  • Professor Vineet R. Kamat, Professor and Program Advisor: vkamat@umich.edu

Quick Links and FAQs

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    Frequently Asked Questions and Application Instructions

    Instructions for applying to the graduate programs and a list of frequently asked questions on eligibility, admission criteria, dual-degree programs, financial support, and other matters are available for each graduate program. MORE >