Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Program

The Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management degree prepares construction engineers and managers, civil engineers, architects and other professionals in the built environment to lead efforts in planning, constructing, and managing society’s buildings, green infrastructure, and utility projects in addition to endeavors yet-to-be- envisioned such as implementing construction of facilities for alternative energy distribution and global megaprojects. Courses will develop technical, managerial and leadership expertise through advanced areas of study and initiatives including experiential learning and engagement with industry. Both full and part-time graduate students can take advantage of the flexible curriculum designed to fit into the busy schedule as some classes are offered online.

Program Objectives

For students with an undergraduate degree in construction engineering and management, civil engineering, architecture, or other professionals, the program educates students for careers in Construction Engineering and Management requiring advanced and specialized knowledge and ability.

Program Outcomes

Core Knowledge: Integrated Construction Engineering and Management: Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in planning and executing a built environment project. Specifically, students will be able to: 

  • exhibit consistent use of integrative thinking.

  • demonstrate project management utilizing advanced cost, time, quality and safety controls.

  • demonstrate basic concepts in Construction Engineering and Management, business, public policy, and leadership.

  • analyze potential project risks. 

Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills used in conducting research in the construction engineering and management field. Specifically, students will: 

  • demonstrate the use of data gathering methods.

  • demonstrate the use of data analysis techniques. 

Scholarly Communication: Students will produce high quality written and oral communications. 

Professionalism: Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the built environment industry, including ethical conduct.

Degree Requirements

The program is a 30-credit degree program. Students are required to complete:

  • 3 core courses (9 credits)

  • 3 approved technical elective courses (9 credits) 

  • Thesis track (12 credits): 

    • CM900 (6 credits) 

    •  2 approved elective courses (6 credits)

  • Non-thesis track (12 credits): 

    • Courses from all CM and/or CE graduate level courses with permission from faculty advisor

The elective courses must be chosen from among the Construction Management and Civil Engineering graduate courses in the catalog. Other graduate courses in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering or other Stevens graduate programs may be taken with permission from faculty advisor.


CM 512Problems in Heavy Construction


CM 592Advanced Project Controls in the Built Environment


CM 605Construction Safety Management


Technical Electives

Choose three from the following list:
CM 541Project Management for Construction



CE 541Project Management for Construction


CM 531Construction Materials


CM 581Temporary Structures in Heavy Construction


CM 529Construction Project Scheduling


CE 649Earth Supporting Structures