MasterTrack Certificate in Construction Engineering and Management

The MasterTrack Certificate in Construction Engineering and Management is a series of six courses designed to provide students with a broad introduction to the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful Construction Engineering and Management professional in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

Upon successful completion of the six courses, a student will receive a MasterTrack Certificate credential that is co-branded by the University of Michigan and Coursera. For more information about the MasterTrack Certificate program, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below.

You can register for the next cohort in the Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate by visiting the following website: https://www.coursera.org/mastertrack/construction-engineering-management-umich and clicking the button that says “Enroll”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is this program called the MasterTrack Certificate?

If a student successfully completes this online certificate, and is then admitted to our on-campus Master of Engineering (M.Eng) program, then the student can earn up to 6 credits of acceleration in the graduate degree program. In other words, a student who has completed the online MasterTrack certificate will only need to complete 20 additional credits of work on campus in order to obtain the M.Eng degree instead of the regular course load of 26 credits. These credits can be typically completed on campus in 8 months (Fall and Winter semesters).

Q: How is the MasterTrack Certificate program unique or different from other certificate programs?

The MasterTrack Certificate program in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan offers world class education from a top-tier university. The MasterTrack Certificate is a globally recognized credential that is co-branded by the University of Michigan and Coursera.

The MasterTrack Certificate program offers learners an excellent introduction to the fundamental as well as modern construction engineering and management topics that are globally relevant in a professional context.

The University of Michigan MasterTrack Certificate program also provides an accelerated pathway for learners into the in-residence Master’s program on our campus, and allows admitted learners to receive 6 credits towards a full Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree in Construction Engineering and Management.

Q: What kind of certificate will I get upon completion of the MasterTrack Certificate program? 

A formal certificate will be issued to learners upon completion of the program. The certificate will be issued as a digital credential and will be co-branded by the University of Michigan and Coursera. It will be signed by the faculty members who teach the courses as well as by members in university leadership.

Q: If a student successfully completes the MasterTrack Certificate, is admission to the on-campus Master’s degree programs guaranteed?

No. Completing the MasterTrack Certificate in Construction Engineering and Management itself does not guarantee admission to the on-campus programs in any way. A student must meet all the admission criteria for those degree programs in order to be admitted. However, as noted above, if admitted, a student who has completed the MasterTrack certificate may be eligible for up to 6 credits of acceleration in the on-campus graduate degree program. 

Q: How much does the MasterTrack Certificate cost?

The Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack™ Certificate program costs $2000 USD. This amount covers the entire program and all six courses.

Q: Are there any scholarships or financial aid offered to students enrolled in the MasterTrack Certificate?

Unfortunately, at this time there are no scholarships or financial aid of any type available from the University of Michigan to support applicants to this online certificate.

Q: How many courses are in the MasterTrack Certificate?

The Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate is a series of six courses, designed to provide an introduction to the foundations and modern topics in construction engineering and management.

Q: Can the courses be taken in any order?

In general, the six courses in the program may be taken in any order. However, it is recommended (not required) that learners proceed in the sequence of the cohort that they are enrolled in. 

Q: Can I only enroll in individual classes or do I have to sign up for all the six courses?

The MasterTrack Certificate is currently offered only as a full program comprising of all six courses. The certificate is issued to learners only after completion of all the six courses. An informal milestone certificate is also issued upon completion of each of the six courses. 

Q: Can I see detailed outlines of topics for the six courses?

Yes, detailed outlines of the course topics are provided in this document

Q: Are the classes live (synchronous) or pre-recorded (asynchronous)?

All the classes are pre-recorded and can be viewed by learners at their convenience. Some classes may have some sessions of live interaction with the instructor or the teaching assistants as necessary. 

Q: How long does the MasterTrack Certificate take to complete?

The Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate can be completed in approximately 6-7 months.

Q: What pre-requisites or admission requirements are there for the MasterTrack Certificate? Do learners need to have an Undergraduate degree before enrolling in this program?

The Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate does not have any admissions requirements; however, we recommend that learners have a fundamental grasp of Mathematics, particularly Algebra and Geometry, and basic concepts from Physics, such as force. An Undergraduate degree is not required for enrolling in this program.

Q: What admission requirements are there for the Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Engineering program?

Completion of the MasterTrack Certificate does not guarantee admission to a full Master’s degree program. Information about the admissions requirements for the full degree programs offered by the Tishman Construction Management Program can be found at this website on the following page: http://tcmp.engin.umich.edu/programs/admissions.html

 Q: Is this a full Master’s Degree program?

No. The Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate is a series of courses designed to introduce the foundations of a Construction Engineering and Management master’s curriculum, but does not reach the same depth of study as a full Master’s Degree program.

Q: How many credits is the MasterTrack Certificate worth?

The specific number of credits available to those who complete the Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate and are admitted to the corresponding Master’s Degree program on campus is up to 6 credits. This reduction in credit for completion is approximately one-quarter worth of on-campus effort.

Q: How much will the full Master’s degree program cost if I complete a MasterTrack Certificate first?

The cost of a full Master’s Degree will be dependent on how much time the student spends on campus, which can change according to a number of factors. We anticipate that a student will need two full semesters of on-campus effort to complete a Master’s degree beyond the MasterTrack certificate. The cost of tuition per semester for international and domestic students can be found at the UM Registrar’s website.

Q: How do I register for the MasterTrack Certificate?

You can register for the next cohort in the Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate by visiting the following website: https://www.coursera.org/mastertrack/construction-engineering-management-umich and clicking the button that says “Enroll”.

For further information contact:

CEM MasterTrack Team: constr-manage.mt@umich.edu

Phone: +1-734-647-1082

 

Last Updated by Vineet Kamat on August 11, 2020.