Areas of Emphasis

  • Lean construction, project-based production systems
  • Sustainability, green design, engineering and management
  • Cost and schedule forensics, construction disputes, and claims resolution
  • Design-construction-operation-maintenance integration
  • Engineering, construction, project, and corporate management
  • Project finance, risk assessment, management of technology

Research Project Examples

  • Exploring Decision-making Methods for Sustainable Design in Commercial Buildings 
  • Takt Time Planning as a Work Structuring Method to Improve Construction Work Flow
  • Exploration of Opportunities to Reduce Lead Times for Engineered-to-Order Products
  • Distributed Planning and Coordination to Support Lean Construction
  • Product-Process Development Simulation to Support Specialty Contractor Involvement in Design
  • Construction Debris Recycling in the US and Germany
  • Decision Support System for Infrastructure Management
  • Improving Life-Cycle Information Management through Documentation of Project Objectives and Design Rationale
  • Marine Infrastructure Rejuvenation Engineering Fatigue and Fracture of Critical Structural Details
  • Methodology For Project Risk Control: Work Package-Based Approach Using Historical Cost Control
  • Probabilistic Screening Methodology for use in Assessment and Requalification of Steel, Template-Type Offshore Platforms
  • Project Performance Modeling: A Methodology for Evaluating Project Execution Strategies
  • Reengineering Construction Planning Systems
  • Systematic Approach to Evaluate Quantitative Impacts of Project Management (PM)

Interdisciplinary Programs

Flexible degree requirements make it possible for students to gain breadth or depth in areas outside of E&PM. Recent graduates have combined engineering and project management studies with coursework in areas such as:

  • environmental engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transportation engineering
  • computer science
  • industrial engineering and operations research
  • city and regional planning
  • architecture
  • law
  • business
  • public policy

Certificate Program

The Engineering and Business for Sustainability Certificate Program provides you with an emphasis area within E&PM. It offers a three-course emphasis for those interested in the engineering, economic, policy and law aspects of sustainability. By choosing MS degree electives judiciously, you can earn this certificate while at the same time meeting the 24 unit MS degree requirement. The certificate is obtained free of charge (if you are a currently registered student), but requires registration.