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Welcome to the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The programs we offer were developed under the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, however, the program has been designed for engineers, architects and any professional with a technical background. Actually, 80% of our graduate students are from technical backgrounds other than civil engineering, including information technology, mechanical engineering, fire protection engineering, electrical engineering, and other technical disciplines.

The academic program is built around our signature program leading to a Masters of Engineering in Project Management (MEng) offered through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education, but we also offer programs leading to

  1. Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Civil Engineering with specialization in Project Management,
  2. Graduate Certificate in Engineering Project Management (GECN) also offered thorough the Office of Advanced Engineering Education,
  3. Minor in Project Management for undergraduates, and a
  4. Minor in Construction Project Management for undergraduates offered jointly with the School of Architecture.

This robust academic program includes 11 undergraduate courses and 22 graduate courses. We are the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center.

Our courses are delivered on campus in College Park and the master’s program is available both on-line and on campus. The on-line program, launched in 2006, is unique and has received accolades by our peer institutions and by the Project Management Institute. The course lectures are recorded using Media Site digital technology in the Arnold E. Seigel Learning Center of UMD using state-of-the-art technology enhanced classrooms. Students may watch these classes live, stream them from engineering servers, or download them to watch asynchronously. The on-line courses are exactly the same as the campus courses and taught by the same instructors. The Learning Management System used for all classes is Canvas™. We use this LMS for all course information, assignments, documents, schedules, and testing. ZoomVideo™ Communications—used for our weekly video-conferences—combines video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration into one platform. These weekly conferences give the online student an opportunity to ask the instructor clarifying questions and to discuss course materials with other students and the instructor. We find many campus students actually prefer to take online courses because of the weekly video-conferences!

Our distinguished faculty includes two members of the National Academy of Engineering, one member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, and four senior research engineers. Project Management is a discipline that is practice oriented and as such we have a teaching faculty that includes 14 working professionals who are exceptional teachers.

We are delighted that you are considering our curriculum of study in project management and encourage you to join us in the program.