Earn Credit Towards your Masters DegreeMichigan Master of Science in Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management
About this MasterTrack Certificate

Become a skilled construction manager in just 6-7 months. Learn in-demand skills and launch your management career with an in-depth six course training program.

The Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate will prepare you to thrive in today’s global construction industry, which needs more highly-skilled professionals than ever. Demand for construction managers is growing and is expected to continue to climb in the U.S. and around the world. Construction engineers and project managers are involved in the planning, design, operations, maintenance, rehabilitation, and evaluation of constructed facilities. However, many engineering, management, and architecture professionals in the construction industry lack the knowledge needed to coordinate an entire project. Through projects designed by faculty from the University of Michigan Tishman Construction Management Program, you’ll learn to apply the accounting, project management, and decision making techniques vital to construction projects. With approximately five hours of effort per week over 6-to-7 months, the Construction Engineering and Management MasterTrack Certificate program will prepare you to apply your knowledge to a management job in the construction industry....

What you will learn

  • CheckHow construction projects are created, organized, and financed
  • CheckThe appropriate techniques to properly account for ongoing construction projects
  • CheckBest practices for keeping construction projects organized and on schedule
  • CheckHow to use the proper equipment for efficiency and safety
  • CheckLeading sustainability practices in the construction industry today

Skills you will learn

Construction AccountingProject Scheduling TechniquesWorksite SafetyLifecycle AnalysisOptimized Utilization of Construction Equipment

100% online courses



option to pay in 2 installments

6-7 months to complete


Intermediate level

You should understand foundational mathematics, including algebra & geometry; foundational physics, including forces & motion

6 hands-on projects




Earn degree credit

If you are admitted to the full Master’s program, your MasterTrack certificate will count towards your degree

What is a MasterTrack Certificate?

With a MasterTrack Certificate, you can earn a powerful career credential for a breakthrough price. We’ve split in-demand Master’s programs into modules so you can learn career skills anytime using the web or your mobile device.


Master’s Degree Learning

A MasterTrack Certificate enables you to enroll in a section of a full Master's degree program

Be Job Ready

Gain career-relevant skills that attract attention from recruiters and hiring managers

Boost Your Resume

Receive a MasterTrack Certificate that you can add to your resume & LinkedIn profile

Engaging and Innovative

Collaborate with peers and get feedback from professors & industry experts

Interactive Learning Experience

You'll learn through readings, videos, graded assignments, real-world applied projects, and live global classroom sessions.

Live Global Webinars

Live Global Webinars

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Real-World Projects

Real-World Projects

6 Courses in this MasterTrack

  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live sessions and office hours
  • Real-world projects
  • Peer collaboration
  • Web and mobile access
Start April 30th4 - 6 hours per week

Financial Accounting for Construction Projects

Financial Accounting for Construction Projects will introduce you to the accounting techniques used for construction projects, with an emphasis on how they differ from the practices used in other industries. The course will teach you about the different financial instruments used for accounting in construction projects, including balance sheets and income statements. You will also learn how accounting works across the business cycle as well as methods for calculating income, expenses and revenue. The course culminates with the creation of annual financial statements for a simulated construction project....
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Industry-relevant hands-on projects to build your portfolio

A few examples of the types of projects you'll do in the Construction and Engineering Management MasterTrack Certificate:

6 - 8 hours per week

Preparation of Contractor's Annual Financial Statements

In this group project, you’ll gain experience applying the accounting principles to partial progress made on construction projects. You’ll also practice estimating anticipated loss on projects to develop yearly income statements and balance sheets for a simulated construction management project....

What you will learn

  • CheckCollaboration skills for working with other construction management students
  • CheckHow to apply the correct methods of accounting for multiple large construction projects to produce financial statements that provide accurate information about the health of a construction business
6 - 8 hours per week

Application of Project Delivery Methods

In this project, you’ll organize and explore the financing of a simulated construction project through different project delivery methods. You’ll also complete an analysis on the pros and cons of each option....

What you will learn

  • CheckHow to differentiate types of construction projects based on key characteristics
  • CheckSkills for applying organizational best practices for effective and efficient delivery



Carol Menassa

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Vineet Kamat

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

SangHyun Lee

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Success Story from a learner

Jay Kohler - Project Manager at Barton Malow Company
A degree from CEE can take you many places, including the happiest place on Earth! As a project manager for Barton Malow, Jay Kohler (BSE CE ’09) works on projects for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and other Orlando attractions. Kohler, a third-generation U-M graduate, says his courses in construction management were especially helpful in preparing for his career. He says he also benefited from participating in the University of Michigan Engineering Council. “It gets you involved in planning and managing for a larger group. You learn that the way you interact, send emails and present yourself is important,” Kohler says of being part of student organizations. Kohler started out with Barton Malow as a student intern. His advice to current students is “get the real-world experience through internships as soon as possible.” After his internship, Kohler began working for Barton Malow in estimating. “We would visit different offices to make bids, and there was an exciting sense of accomplishment when you finally submitted your bid,” Kohler says of his first position. Six years later, Kohler finds excitement working on projects such as the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This family-friendly roller coaster ride was completed in May 2014. He is currently working on a new attraction in Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando. When asked what he enjoys most about his work, Kohler said, “Every day is a new challenge and the answers are not just sitting there. I enjoy the never-ending problem solving.”...

About University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a world-renowned university, ranked the #1 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Michigan has 97 graduate programs ranked in the Top Ten by US News & World Report, with over 60,000 students and over 550,000 living alumni. The University of Michigan globally pioneered graduate education in Construction Engineering and Management with the establishment of the Master’s of Science in Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management program in 1954. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ranked the Tishman Construction Management Program at Michigan number one in research quality and output. Graduate programs in Civil Engineering at Michigan have consistently been ranked within the top ten civil engineering programs for the last several years by US News & World Report....

Limited spots available

Reserve your spot for $100

Frequently Asked Questions

  • You will have access to all self-paced content for this MasterTrack Certificate immediately if you would like to get ahead. The structured course session begins on April 30. Once the course officially begins, you’ll be able to ask questions from the teaching team, get feedback on your projects, and work with other peers on group assignments.
  • You will get access to all MasterTrack Certificate courses. You will also get feedback from the teaching team on your projects. You’ll be working with an elite network of peers towards your goals.
  • No. The MasterTrack Certificate is available only to learners who have paid for the program.
  • You will have 2 weeks after the start of the first course session to refund your payment.
  • Financial assistance is not available at this time for MasterTrack Certificates.

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