PhD-AECM Graduation Requirements-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

PhD in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (PhD-AECM)

Program Description & Curriculum

The Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (PhD-AECM) addresses the growing interest in research and policy developments in strategic AEC-related knowledge areas and practice fields, such as automated sustainability compliance checking, building requirement modeling, sensor based reasoning about building systems, first-responder information systems, construction safety, water conservation, and building commissioning.

The School of Architecture through its collaboration with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, maintains its commitment to the highest standards of research among institutions of higher education and of practice in the field of capital project delivery. The advisory team of faculty both in the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering uphold the highest standards of research, scholarship and technical invention through their interdisciplinary work with PhD students.

We are looking for PhD candidates who have strong technical and analytical skills, who are curious and innovative, and who excel in a collaborative environment. Graduates from the PhD-AECM program have gone on to successful careers in government, industry, business and NGO sectors, filling positions where capital project delivery professionals make large-scale facility design and operation decisions, as well as into academic careers of teaching and research in prestigious universities, around the globe.

CEE Graduate Seminars

All AECM students are required to enroll in and fully attend at least two CEE Graduate Seminars during their residency at CMU.