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Graduate Program in Construction Engineering

Program Details

The University of Washington Seattle Campus offers a Graduate Program in Construction Engineering. This degree program is well suited for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge and increase their opportunities in the construction industry. Graduates will gain knowledge in engineering principles, management techniques, and much more. This specialized knowledge is essential for individuals who wish to become leaders in the heavy construction industry. Students who complete this program could potentially find employment as senior construction managers, assistant project managers for construction, construction project managers, and in various other positions. The Graduate Program in Construction Engineering is highly beneficial to professionals who are currently working in construction and those who are interested in entering this field with a high quality education.

The Graduate Program in Construction Engineering gives students the opportunity to explore various subject related topics. This program consists of 42 credit hours that may be completed on a part-time or full-time schedule. Courses that are required in this curriculum include Design and Construction Law, Construction Procurement Systems, Marine Construction, Energy Infrastructure and the Environment, Cost Analysis and Management, Construction Operations and Productivity, Construction Materials, and many more. These courses are designed to ensure that students are well prepared to further their education and obtain specialized employment within this field. The courses are expertly crafted to ensure that graduates will be knowledgeable, competent, and professional when employed in the heavy construction field.

This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management, a reliable internet connection, and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. Applicants who wish to be admitted into this program should have an undergraduate degree in engineering. In order to graduate from this program, students must earn a minimum course grade GPA of 2.7 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.


Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better is required, based on the last 60 graded semester hours or last 90 graded quarter hours of undergraduate and graduate study. If your GPA is below 3.0, consider starting as a Graduate Nonmatriculated (GNM) student.

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities