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Construction Engineering for Infrastructure Projects
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Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Construction Engineering for Infrastructure Projects Overview

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This online graduate certificate is a strong credential and can be the beginning for completing a graduate degree. This four-course certificate program is designed for:

  • Current professionals in Construction, Engineering, and Project Management
  • Professionals initiating graduate study in Construction Engineering
  • Public sector and Military personnel in construction-related roles
  • Current graduate students

The Graduate Certificate in Construction Engineering for Infrastructure Projects (CEIP) will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage infrastructure construction projects, such as highways, bridges, water supply systems, and buildings.

The Graduate Certificate in Construction Engineering for Infrastructure Projects will cover a wide range of topics taught by world-renowned faculty in construction. The course content is mainly online asynchronous (with limited online synchronous meetings with faculty experts). Students can complete the courses at their own pace.  

In this self-paced program, you will learn how to manage aspects of an infrastructure construction project including project planning; cost estimation; project delivery methods; and construction project administration.  Additionally, you can also examine sustainability challenges related to infrastructure construction and the policy environment that influences how these projects are planned, implemented, and regulated. Upon completion, you will be better prepared to manage construction projects in owner organizations, engineering firms, and construction companies. You will also have earned a professional credential from Virginia Tech and credit towards a graduate degree.

Courses are offered on-line to accommodate your schedule as well as enrollment on a part-time basis. Currently, you can complete the certificate in three to four academic semesters.

How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Construction Engineering for Infrastructure Projects Admission Requirements

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All prospective students must apply to the certificate program and possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better. This certificate is designed for applicants with an engineering bachelor’s degree. However, applicants with different backgrounds are welcome to apply but will need a level of math and engineering fundamental courses to be admitted.

Applicants must submit:

  • A Graduate School application for a certificate-seeking admission & pay the certificate application fee of $25/USD
  • A copy of an official transcript demonstrating bachelor degree conferral (admitted students can later submit an official (sealed) transcript to our Graduate School)
  • Current resume

Prospective students who have NOT earned a degree from a higher education institution where English is the language of instruction must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 90 on the internet- based test (iBT) (with scores of 20 or greater in Listening, Writing, Speaking, and Reading subsections) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5.

*NOTE: Applicants with current graduate level status at Virginia Tech are NOT required to submit the online graduate school application for admission or official undergraduate transcripts; however, these applicants will need to submit a paper version of the Certificate Application Form and their current Virginia Tech graduate transcript providing proof of a GPA of 3.0 or better. Please list the certificate as "Construction Engineering for Infrastructure Projects." 

Construction Engineering for Infrastructure Projects Course Requirements

Core courses (6 credits):

CEE 5044 Construction Management Principles

CEE 5054 Estimating and Cost Engineering

Elective courses (must take 2 for 6 credits):

CEE 5024 Contract Administration and Claims Resolution

CEE 5020 Infrastructure Policy

Courses coming in the future:

Facility Delivery and Financing Strategies

Smart Sustainable Infrastructure

Built Environment Information Modeling and Processing