Construction Engineering and Management
The Master of Science in Engineering program in Construction Engineering and Management, established in 1954, pioneered construction graduate education. Graduates lead construction engineering and management organizations throughout the world. The Master of Engineering program in Construction Engineering and Management, established in 1994, continues this tradition with its strong emphasis on the highest level of professional practice. The integration of theory and practice in construction engineering and management attracts practicing engineers as well as recent engineering graduates. The PhD program focuses on the doctoral students' dissertation research. Graduates have made significant contributions to knowledge in construction engineering and management, and occupy academic and research positions at leading institutions worldwide.
The Michigan Construction Engineer is taught to perform at the three functional levels of construction management:
- Construction Organization — Form a construction company or department and organize and direct its marketing, financing, estimating, personnel, purchasing, quality assurance, accounting, and control functions.
- Construction Project — Estimate, bid, plan, schedule, control and manage a project at a profit, including: contract negotiations, material selection, purchasing, financing, personnel, labor relations, subcontract procurement and coordination, safety, quality assurance, accounting, and schedule and cost control functions.
- Construction Operations — Plan and supervise construction operations, select and train crews; select and maintain equipment; select, fabricate, erect, install, and test materials; measure and analyze operations for improved safety and productivity.
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