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Sustainable Construction

The goal of this program is to assist those with an undergraduate degree in a construction related area (e.g. Construction Management, Architecture, and Engineering) to update their skills in the emerging, critical area of sustainability in construction and design. This will help these current construction professionals develop new career options in the construction industry. The program provides the adult learner with the knowledge base for understanding the management processes of the construction industry related to sustainability, including the initiating, planning, execution, control and close-out of “green” construction projects.

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Construction program is intended for individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in a construction related field who wish to update and improve their knowledge and skills on the “cutting edge” topics related to sustainable construction. Examples of interested adult learners include a) those with experience in the construction and design fields that are in career transition, b) current professionals working in the construction or design who wish to update their knowledge and experiences and obtain the associated continuing education units, and c) future professionals who need the sustainable construction knowledge to augment their design-based undergraduate degree for improved job prospects.

Admission Criteria:

  1. Graduate School Admission
  2. A minimum 2.7 Grade Point Average (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree. Candidate transcripts from non-USA institutions are evaluated by Education Perspective, and equated into the 4.0 GPA system.

The GRE and GMAT entrance exams are not required for the MSCM nor graduate certificate programs

Non-native English students will need to take appropriate “English as a Second Language” (ESL) exam and score at the acceptable graduate student level. These ESL scores are:  TOEFL score of 213 (CBT), 550 (PBT), 79 (iBT) or higher; MELAB score of 77 or higher; IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Foreign students who do not score at this level are required to take appropriate ESL courses as a condition of their acceptance.

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School Information:

School of Visual and Built Environments - College of Technology

Deb deLaski-Smith, Ph.D.

206 Roosevelt
(734) 487-2490

Advisor Information:

Bill Moylan, Ph.D.

206 Roosevelt Hall
(734) 487-2721

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Construction

Required Courses: 12 hours

  • CNST 540 - LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations 3 hrs
  • CNST 616 - Analysis of Commercial Structures 3 hrs
  • CNST 624 - Project Productivity and Cost Control 3 hrs
  • CNST 630 - Research on Construction Processes 3 hrs

Restricted Electives: 6 hours

Choose six hours from the following

  • CNST 505 - Project and Program Management 3 hrs
  • CNST 648 - Principles of Construction Technology 2 hrs
  • CNST 679 - Special Topics 1 hr
  • CNST 680 - Special Topics 2 hrs
  • CNST 681 - Special Topics 3 hrs
  • CNST 693 - Seminar 1 hr
  • CNST 694 - Seminar 2 hrs
  • CNST 695 - Seminar 3 hrs
  • CNST 697 - Independent Study 1 hr
  • CNST 698 - Independent Study 2 hrs
  • CNST 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs

Certificate Total: 18 hours