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California State University, Long Beach

Construction Engineering Management (CECEM)

Construction Engineering Management Specialization, M.S. Civil Engineering

Faculty: Richard P. Nguyen, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.

The Construction Engineering and Management area specialization within the MSCE degree program at CSULB requires completion of 31 units of graduate courses, as specified below. Each student's program must satisfy all requirements of the university, college, and department, and must contain the equivalent of ten (10) or more units of design, as determined by the department's graduate coordinator.

During the first two weeks of the first semester as a graduate student at CSULB, the student should make an appointment to meet with the graduate coordinator, who will assign him/her to one of the construction engineering and management area faculty.

Prerequisites: Complete the following classes within one year of admission to the program if the following pre-requisite or equivalent courses have not been met:

  • CEM 421 Construction Planning and Scheduling
  • CEM 429 Advanced Estimating and Bidding
  • CEM 490 Construction Project Management

Core Courses: Complete four courses from the following construction engineering management classes to satisfy the area requirement:

  • CE 570 Engineering Management Principles and Practices
  • CE 571 Construction Planning and Cost Control
  • CE 573 Engineering Specifications, Law and Contracts
  • CE 574 Methods, Analysis and Design of Construction Operations
  • CE 576 Construction Organization and Management
  • CE 577 Accounting and Finance in Construction Management
  • CE 578 Management of Advanced Technologies in Construction
  • CE 581 Sustainability and Green Construction
  • CE 582 Management of Productivity and Quality
  • CE 585 Utility Rehabilitation and Construction

Math Courses: Complete two courses from the following:

  • CE 500 Engineering Analysis I
  • CE 501 Engineering Analysis II
  • CE 508 Probabilistic and Statistical Methods in Engineering Applications
  • CE 509 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering
  • CE 630 Mathematical Modeling in Hydraulic Engineering
  • CE 640 Mathematical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering

Elective Courses: Complete 6 units of electives selected from approved graduate courses in appropriate subjects.

Research Methods: Complete CE 696

Thesis Option: Complete 6 units of CE 698 Thesis

Comprehensive Exam Option: Complete the following:

  • CE 697 Directed Studies
  • One 3-unit class from either the area of specialization or an elective
  • Pass the Comprehensive Exam

Depending on the topic covered during the enrolled semester, the following courses may be included to satisfy either the core or elective requirements:

  • CE 503 Selected Topics in Civil Engineering
  • CE 504 Selected Topics in Civil Engineering

Degree Requirements

*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.

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