Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (AECM)

A joint program between the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (AECM) programs prepare building delivery professionals for careers in capital project delivery. Graduates are educated to become effective decision makers who can positively impact economic, environmental, and ethical aspects of the built environment through professional management strategies. AECM programs deal with the entire life-cycle of capital projects, from pre-design, to design, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance stages. They focus on the integration of design and technology, in particular, advanced information systems, as a means of improving building performance, and eliminating negative environmental impact.

We look for well-prepared applicants in order to maintain our hardworking, innovative, and motivated student body. Graduates of the AECM programs have gone on to successful careers in government, industry, business and NGO (non-governmental organization) sectors, prospering in positions where design professionals continuously make large-scale capital project design, construction, and maintenance decisions.

We offer two degrees in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management:

Master of Science (MSAECM)

The Master of Science in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (MSAECM) program is intended for practicing professionals and recent graduates with prior degrees in the capital project delivery fields, including civil engineering, construction planning, facility management, facility development, architecture, planning, landscape design, interior design and other building consultancies. The program is structured to fit either a 9-month or a 16-month timeframe for those with or without prior professional experience, respectively.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD-AECM)

The PhD program in Architecture-Engineering-Construction Management (PhD-AECM) addresses the growing interest in research and policy development in strategic, AEC-related knowledge areas and practice fields. The program addresses all stages of the entire design life-cycle process while creating added value in research through the collaboration between Architecture and Civil & Environmental Engineering. Graduates go into academic careers or management positions in the capital project development sector.