Offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, WPI’s online certificate in Construction Project Management gives you a graduate-level introduction into managing complex construction projects at every stage, from resource planning to risk mitigation and reporting. In addition to core courses, a wide variety of elective choices allows you to customize this graduate certificate to your career and ambitions.

Students pursuing this online program receive the same materials, instruction, and graduate certificate as their on-campus peers.

Certificate Requirements Admissions Guidelines

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum combines courses in civil engineering, management science, business and economics, and system dynamics.

  • Highly customizable plans of study enable students to explore a wide range of topics including sustainable construction practices, fire protection, supply chain management, building information modeling, and systems thinking.

  • Students learn from and work closely with expert WPI faculty members who have practical experience in construction project management and continue to serve as consultants to leading corporations.

WPI also offers an Online MS in Construction Project Management.

LIVE Webinar: Construction Project Management Info Session

Register for this upcoming webinar to learn about WPI's online Construction Project Management graduate programs, what online learning looks like, the application process, and more! Join us Wednesday, October 7, at 12 pm (ET).

Certificate Requirements

The Construction Project Management graduate certificate requires 4 courses (12 credit hours) that are determined in conjunction with an academic advisor. View academic term start dates for online courses.

Required Course

  • CE 580. Advanced Project Management

At least one of the following:

  • CE 584. Advanced Cost Estimating Procedures
  • CE 587. Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Remaining elective credits will consist of graduate level coursework that is related to Construction Project Management in any of the following*:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • System Dynamics

*Relevance of selected courses to CPM will be determined by a faculty advisor. Speak with your advisor to choose the right electives for your interests. View the current course schedule on the online MS page

Admissions Guidelines

Students with bachelor’s degrees in areas such as architecture, management engineering, and civil engineering technology are normally accepted to this program. Professional exposure to design and construction activities is highly desired. Additional requirements for international applicants as imposed by the department of civil and environmental engineering apply. Work history will be considered if you include a resume in your application.

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