Female construction executive at a meeting. Who Should Apply?

Individuals working for engineering- and construction-related companies holding a bachelor’s degree and are interested in a career path in construction engineering and project management.

  • Engineers and architects seeking advanced management and business skills.
  • Construction superintendents and project managers overseeing small and large projects, domestically and internationally.
  • General contractors and subcontractors.
  • Manufacturing and material suppliers.
  • Utility company and public works managers.
  • Members of the military transitioning to civilian life.
  • Women interested in capitalizing on the current industry demand to bridge the gender gap in the construction workforce.
  • Individuals with a desire to improve their technical knowledge, time management abilities, and enhance their oral and written communication skills, as well as learning protocol for conducting business online.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission: August 1
  • Spring Admission: December 1
  • Summer Admission: April 1

Students from Multiple Industries

The appeal of the CEM curriculum spans multiple industries and a wide range of age groups. The diverse knowledge gained during recorded lectures, virtual live classes, discussion board posts, and group project assignments makes the CEM experience invaluable. Our students come from many industries, including:

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Utilities/Public Works
  • General/Subcontracting
  • Military/Government
  • Education
  • Equipment and Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking/Financial

The Time is Now

The complexity of construction engineering management requires an understanding of the essential elements of the business, legal, and technical issues encountered in a world-wide competitive environment. Properly equipped practitioners may be positioned to assume more responsibility with commensurate benefits that could include higher pay, broader career advancement opportunities, increased confidence in their knowledge, and expanded leadership roles in corporations and in the community.

The UAB Master's of Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering Management (CEM) is delivered fully online so that working professionals anywhere in the world can learn with their peers.


For more information about the CEM concentration, contact:


Dianne K. Gilmer, MEng, PMP

Instructor and Director of CEM Student Affairs
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Phone: (205) 975-5848
Fax: (205) 934-9855

Wesley Zech

Wesley C. Zech, Ph.D., LEED AP

Professor, Interim Chair, & Director of Construction Engineering Management
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Phone: (205) 934-1685
Fax: (205) 934-9855


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