Collaborative PhD in Construction Engineering & Management

This PhD program in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a focus on Construction Engineering and Management is a collaborative effort between the departments and CEE and CM faculty at CSU. This program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines courses in estimating and scheduling with the basics of civil engineering, business, management, communication skills, and the humanities. The focus is on integrating innovative management systems, computers and other technologies into the construction process.

Faculty members in both departments pursue applied research opportunities by maintaining a close association with the needs of the regional, national, and global Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry. In pursuing this applied research, the faculty has identified three core Research Alliance areas that span research, teaching, and outreach activities and provide a common ground for interaction between faculty and students. As the demands of the industry change over time, these Research Alliance areas may evolve and additional areas may be established.

Current Research Alliance areas are:

  • Sustainability (e.g., energy-efficient buildings, sustainable development and construction, social sustainability, life cycle assessment)
  • Transportation Infrastructure (e.g., asset management, traffic and work-zone safety, transportation project management, asphalt and concrete paving)
  • Productivity and Workforce Development (e.g., construction safety, construction leadership, construction pedagogy and training, construction productivity improvement)

For more information on this program, visit the CEE website here.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship opportunities will be available through the Department of Construction Management and Graduate Research Assistantship opportunities will be available through the departments of Construction Management and Civil and Environmental Engineering.