Graduate Programs

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering: Construction Science and Management Track

The Department of Construction Science in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Construction Science and Management (CSM) track. The educational objective of this program is to produce graduates who are capable of conducting original research in industry or academia as well as assuming a leadership role in their chosen employment field. The Ph.D. degree is awarded to candidates who display an in-depth understanding of the subject matter and demonstrate the ability to make an original contribution to knowledge in their field of specialty.

The regulations for this degree comply with the general University regulations (refer to Student Policies, General Academic Regulations, and the Graduate Catalog, Doctoral Degree Regulations).

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering - Construction Science and Management Track Requirements

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering: Construction Science and Management Track - Application

Graduate Certificate in Construction Engineering, Science and Management

The Graduate Certificate in Construction Engineering, Science and Management (CESM) is designed to prepare individuals with important practical knowledge necessary for successful careers in the construction industry. It certifies to employers that the individual that received the CESM graduate certificate has completed coursework essential to be valuable assets to companies. The CESM graduate certificate courses will provide students with working knowledge in the areas of Project Controls and Scheduling, Construction Safety Planning and Management, Cost Estimating, Building Information Modeling, Sustainable Construction and Delivery, Artificial Intelligence in Construction Management, Decision-Making in Construction Management, and Resiliency within the Built Environment and Leadership.

Current UTSA Students (Both Undergraduate and Graduate)
UTSA Students pursuing: 1) a graduate degree or 2) a bachelor degree at a senior level of a four-year undergraduate degree, in either engineering, architecture, business or other related disciplines are encouraged to apply to add this Construction Engineering, Science and Management (CESM) Certificate to their current curricula.

Working Professionals
Working professionals interested in increasing their knowledge and capabilities to advance their professional careers are encouraged to apply to pursue this Construction Engineering, Science and Management (CESM) Certificate. The certificate can be pursued on part-time basis while working and can be completed in less than one year (i.e: 2 courses during 1st semester, 2 courses during 2nd semester + Internship).

Graduate Certificate – Construction Engineering, Science, and Management – Requirements

Application for Students currently in any UTSA graduate program.
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Application for Students currently in any UTSA undergraduate program

Application for Interested individuals that are not currently students at UTSA

Additional Information
For additional information, please contact the graduate certificate coordinator:
Dr. Debaditya Chakraborty
Assistant Professor
Department of Construction Science
University of Texas at San Antonio
Phone: (210) 458-3136

Student Outcomes

The Student outcomes for the Civil & Environmental Engineering program at UTSA are:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies