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2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Engineering and Management Certificate

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Contact Information

Heidi E Wagner, PhD
Program Coordinator
Civil/Mechanical 123

Dr. Scott J. Kenner, P.E., Department Head
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil/Mechanical 122
(605) 394-2513

Construction Engineering and Management Certificate

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 distance mode, flexibility is built into the program to provide an optimum educational experience for working students.

Degree requirements

Distribution of credits

Core requirements: 0 credits
Research or project requirements: 0 credits
Elective requirements: 12 credits
Total credits: 12

All credits must be taken from the courses approved for the certificate.

Core requirements

No specific courses are required for this certificate.

Research or project requirements

There is no research or project requirement for this certificate.

Elective requirements

This certificate requires a total of 12 credits of coursework to be selected by the student in consultation with the student’s advisor and from the list of approved certificate courses below. The courses taken must meet these criteria:

  • All courses must be SD Mines CEM graduate coursework. No transfer credit will be allowed.
  • No credit hours may be CEM 691  or CEM 791 .
  • Undergraduate courses (400 level and below) will not count toward the certificate.

These CEM courses are available in person or in distance format:


No final degree examination is required for the certificate. Individual courses may hold final examinations as part of the course.

Additional requirements

In addition to these degree-specific requirements, the student must also meet the requirements and policies applied to all graduate degrees  by the Council of Graduate Education.

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