Graduate Certificate in Military Construction Management

Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Program Description   |   Curriculum   |   Course Descriptions
Admission Requirements   |    Graduate Degrees

Program Description:

Certificate restricted to the Engineer Captain’s Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood.

This certificate allows working professionals to keep current with the rapid pace of technologiacl changes in the area of construction management, and then earn a graduate certificate in their field of interest. Furthermore, this program will provide students with the opportunity to improve their academic record for possible admission the the MS degree program of Engineering Management or Civil Engineering.

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Admission Requrements:

This program is designed to appeal to working professionals. Certificate courses taken for graduate credit can be counted in the M.S. degree once accepted into the M.S. degree. If the four-course sequence is completed with a grade of "B" or better in each of the courses taken, they can apply to the M.S. program in engineering management. The certificate program may be followed by six additional 3 credit courses to complete the M.S. degree. The certificate program is open to all persons holding a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in engineering or a physical science and who have a minimum of 12-months of professional employment experience or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

Admission Standards

  • B.S. in engineering or a physical science
  • Undergraduate courses:  Calculus Series (I, II, III), Differential Equations, Statistics, Physics or Chemistry, Engineering Economy
  • GPA: Regular status:  2.75 cumulative
  • TOEFL:  All international applicants must submit a current TOEFL score, regardless of prior academic experience or place of study
  • Regular status: 580/237/92

Once admitted to the program, the student must take the four designated courses as given below. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses.

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  • ENG MGT 5110: Managerial Decision Making
  • ENG MGT 5111: Management for Engineers and Scientists
  • CIV ENG 5445: Construction Methods       
  • CIV ENG 5360: Water Resources And Wastewater Engineering
  • OR
  • CIV ENG 6443: Contract Formulation And Project Delivery Systems

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Course Descriptions:

ENG MGT 5110: Managerial Decision Making
Individual and group decision making processes and principles for engineers and technical managers with emphasis on the limitations of human rationality and the roles of social influence and organizational contexts; principles and skills of negotiation. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing.

ENG MGT 5111: Management for Engineers and Scientists
The transition of the engineer or scientist to manager; study of management roles and theory, organizational systems and behavior, managing and motivating technical personnel, leadership, communication, processes, and customer focus. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CIV ENG 5445: Construction Methods
Introduction to construction planning, selection of equipment and familiarization with standard methods for horizontal and vertical construction. Application of network analysis and schedules to project control. Prerequisite: CIV ENG 4448 with a grade of "C" or better. (Co-listed with ARCH ENG 5445).

CIV ENG 5360: Water Resources And Wastewater Engineering
Application of engineering principles to the planning and design of multipurpose projects involving water resources development and wastewater collection/treatment/disposal/systems. Latest concepts in engineering analysis are applied to evaluation of alternative solutions. Prerequisites: CIV ENG 3333, 3335, 3615. (Co-listed with ENV ENG 5360).

CIV ENG 6443: Contract Formulation And Project Delivery Systems
Project life-cycle planning and management. Roles and responsibilities of contract participants. Construction contract formulation. Obtaining work by negotiating and by bidding. Forms and variations of project delivery systems. Prerequisite: CIV ENG 5445 or 5449.

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Graduate Degrees:

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Engineering Management (MS)

Civil Engineering (MS) 

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Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education requires that all certificate programs must disclose particular Gainful Employment information to current and prospective students. The information that is provided in the disclosure includes the estimated cost of the certificate program as well as on-time graduation and job placement rates for this particular certificate program. The disclosure information is based on data from the 2017-18 school year(defined as the period between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018)


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