Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management

The Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management is a coursework-only, professionally-oriented degree program that provides students with the knowledge and background that is essential to making decisions at site, company, industrial, and sector levels. Students learn how to plan and schedule projects, estimate and control costs, make economic decisions, administer contracts, organize construction sites, manage construction equipment, analyze productivity, optimize construction activities, plan and manage real estate developments, and address legal problems. 

Typically, candidates for this degree have bachelor’s degrees in Engineering or Architecture, but individuals in career transition who complete IIT’s Certificate Program in Construction Management can also be admitted in furtherance of their education.


Required Core Courses (15)
CAE 570Legal Issues in Civil Engineering3
CAE 571Lean Construction and Control3
CAE 574Economic Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering3
CAE 577Construction Equipment Management3
CAE 572Construction Business Operations and Cost Accounting & Control3
or CAE 595 Current Issues in the Construction Industry
Elective Courses (15)
Select 15 credit hours from the list of courses below: 115
Construction Planning and Scheduling3
Construction Site Operation3
Construction Contract Administration3
Introduction to Building Information Modeling3
Construction Methods, Cost Estimating, and Project Budgeting3
Construction Management with Building Information Modeling3
Systems Analysis in Civil Engineering3
Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or "Drones") for Construction Projects3
Construction Claims Management3
Real Estate Fundamentals for Engineers and Architects3
Commissioning of Construction Projects3
Special Problems0-4
Total Credit Hours30

Course substitutions can be made with advisor approval