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2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Engineering and Management Certificate

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Contact Information

Mr. Keith Whitaker, PE
CEM Program Coordinator
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(605) 394-1694
E-mail: Keith.Whitaker@sdsmt.edu

Dr. Scott Kenner, PE
Professor and Head
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(605) 394-1697
E-mail: Scott.Kenner@sdsmt.edu

Construction Engineering and Management

The Construction Engineering and Management Certificate is designed to provide a program of advanced study for candidates anticipating a managerial career in the construction industry.  In addition to course delivery in a hybrid distance mode, flexibility is built into the program to provide an optimum educational experience for working students.

Practicing professionals or students seeking to enhance their marketability for upper level management positions in various construction related industries may be initially interested in the 12-hour certificate in Construction Engineering and Management.  Successful completion of four certificate courses with grades of “B” or better will qualify the student for further studies leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree in Construction Engineering and Management.

Background Requirements

The construction engineering and management coursework is geared towards the working construction professional.  The successful applicant will have a background in business, science, engineering, technology or a related field with at least one semester of calculus and a course in probability and statistics.

An accelerated certificate program is available for qualified juniors enrolled in engineering B.S.C.E program at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  The accelerated certificate program allows B.S.C.E students to take up to nine (9) graduate level credits to simultaneously meet undergraduate and graduate certificate program requirements. The following restrictions apply  to the accelerated certificate program:

  1. The courses must be taken at the 500/600 level as an undergraduate.
  2. Only courses taken at SDSM&T are eligible for dual credit. No transferred courses from other institutions will be allowed to count toward the accelerated master’s certificate degree.

Approved Certificate Courses

 Choose any four from the following:

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