Graduate Program

Master of Science (MS/MSE/MSCE)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) must enroll through Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering, which offers specializations in CEM at both the master's and doctoral levels for qualified applicants seeking advanced engineering degrees in the construction area. Applicants must already hold a bachelor's degree in engineering.

CEM Graduate StudentsGraduate students studying under our CEM professors must consider the dual technical and managerial responsibilities of professionals in the construction industry. Construction engineering courses deal with specialized technical areas such as construction scheduling, virtual simulation, and the utilization of construction equipment. Construction management courses emphasize management of the total construction process, which begins with the initial planning for a new facility and ends when the completed facility has been delivered to its new owner. A major emphasis is placed on rational thought processes as well as modern decision-making techniques. Interdisciplinary concepts are also stressed as areas of responsibility for CEM professionals extend beyond technical aspects to include the management of fiscal responsibilities and human resources.


Jenny Ricksy
Graduate Program Administrator
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
(765) 494-2436

For more information about the graduate programs in CEM:
Graduate Study in Civil Engineering at Purdue University

Learn more about admissions to The Graduate School at Purdue University.