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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Courses & Degree Requirements

A majority of the Construction Management classes are offered during the late afternoon and early evening to allow students to work part-time or even full-time while also pursuing the M.Eng. degree.  Students without prior work experience in the United States are strongly encouraged to complete a two semester internship prior to graduation. Students may start their practicum after completing one semester of academic work at Vanderbilt University.  For International Students, please consult with the VU office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for your eligibility to conduct the practicum.

We assist students in securing an internship.

Typical Plan of Study for M.Eng. [CM Concentration] (30 Credit Hours)





CE5400: Construction Project Management
(3 cr)

CE5410: Construction Scheduling
(3 cr)

CE5415: Const Materials & Methods
(3 cr)

CE7899: Master of Engineering Project
(0 cr)

CE5405: Construction Estimating
(3 cr)

CE5420: Construction Law & Contracts
(3 cr)

 CE5884: Internship 
(0 cr)

CE5401: Advanced Proj. Management
(3 cr)

ENGM5100: Acct & Finance
(3 cr)

CE5430: High Performance & Green Buildings
(3 cr)

  Elective II (3 cr)
CE5425: Building Information Modeling  
(3 cr)

CE5884: Internship 
(0 cr)

   Elective III (3 cr)

Required courses
Elective courses
1000-4000 level courses are for UG only
5000 level courses are for MS/MENG students
6000 level courses are for PHD students

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CE5200: Advanced Structural Steel Design (Fall)
CE5210: Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring)
CE5250: Foundation Analysis and Design (Spring)
CE5500: Transportation System Design (Spring)
CE5510: Traffic Engineering (Fall)

ENVE5305: Enterprise Risk Management (Spring)
ENVE5615: Environmental Assessments (Fall)
ENVE5620: Environmental Characterization & Analysis (Spring)

ENGM5010: Systems Engineering (Fall & Spring)
ENGM5300: Technology Assessment & Forecasting (Spring)
ENGM5600: Technology Based Entrepreneur (Fall)
ENGM5650: Operations and Supply Chain (Fall)

** Student in MEng program are not allowed to take ENGM 5700: Program and Project Management course **

OWEN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES (all courses are 2 credit hours each):
MGT438: Real Estate Development (Spring)
MGT439: Real Estate Finance (Spring)
MGT444: Leadership (Fall & Spring)
MGT447: Labor & Employee Relations (Spring)
MGT448: Negotiation (Fall & Spring)
MGT449: Managing Innovation (Spring)
MGT453: Small Business Management (Fall)
MGT472: Supply Chain Management (Spring)

Language Requirements

Proficiency in written and oral English is required for enrollment in an academic program. Applicants whose native language is not English must present the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with their application, unless they have earned a degree from an American or English-speaking institution. International students transferring from unfinished degree programs of other universities in the United States should present TOEFL or IELTS scores.

The minimum acceptable score on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is 570, and for the internet-based test, 89.

In lieu of TOEFL, students may submit their IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test scores as supplemental information in their online application. The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 7.0.