Construction Engineering Management Degree Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Alamein International University (AIU) in partnership with the Housing and Building National Research Center (HBRC) are offering a unique Online/Hybrid opportunity to earn a dual Master of Engineering (MEng) in Construction Engineering Management (CEM) degree to qualified working professionals who have completed an accredited undergraduate degree from any College or University.

Unique Master of Engineering Program

1st of its kind hybrid MEng in Construction Engineering Management geared towards the building of sustainable smart cities in the Middle East

11 Unique Courses (33 cr. hrs.)

The curriculum prepares students to succeed in the rapidly changing construction industry by advancing their engineering, project management, construction, and architectural knowledge

Master in 1 to 2 years

Earn your MEng degree quickly and receive a diploma from UAB, USA and AIU, Egypt

Our students typically sign up for two courses per academic term, but some elect to take only one course per term.

Total Program Cost = $3,200 per semester x 5 semesters = $16,000 USD1,2

1.Egyptian students are eligible for a $2,500 USD scholarship from UAB

2.Please note that UAB and AIU tuition and fees are subject to change.


In addition to the UAB Graduate School admission requirements, requirements for admission to the program leading to the Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering Management dual degree include the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor degree from an accredited University in engineering or a closely science-related field
  2. An undergraduate GPA or 3.0 or higher (individuals not meeting this requirement but who have a strong professional background and references)
  3. No GRE is required
  4. International students must submit English proficiency scores (i.e., TOEFL, IELTS, PTEA, IELA, or Duolingo scores in accordance with UAB Graduate School requirements)
  5. Original transcripts must be sent directly to both the UAB and AIU (detailed instructions are included during the online application process)
  6. Two years of relevant work experience
  7. Personal essay written by the student detailing their interest in the field of construction engineering management focusing on the construction of sustainable smart cities
  8. Three letters of recommendation from professional references
  9. Resume/Curriculum Vitae



  • Bachelor of engineering degree holders (or a closely science-related field) working for engineering and construction companies seeking careers in construction engineering management
  • Engineers and architects seeking advanced project management and business skills
  • Construction superintendents, project managers, estimators, and schedulers overseeing small and large projects
  • General contractors and subcontractors
  • Manufacturing and material suppliers
  • Utility company and public works managers
  • Women interested in capitalizing on the current industry demand to bridge the gender gap in the construction workforce
  • Increase your earning and promotion potential with a MEng in Construction Engineering Management degree
  • The 33-hour degree can be completed in 19 months
  • This degree is a great alternative to an MBA for working professionals in construction and/or engineering careers
  • This is a multi-discipline graduate program
  • Designed for individuals who want to interact with peers using state-of-the-art instructional methods
  • Learn from both USA and Egyptian instructors with years of industry experience

The Master’s of Engineering with a concentration in Construction Engineering Management can be completed in approximately 2 years months, but a 1 year option is also available. Course descriptions are available here.

Typical Schedule for the 1 to 2 Year Degree Plan

Total Credit Hours: 33

Note: all courses are 3 credit hours.

Students will need specific hardware and software to complete the MEng with a concentration in Construction Engineering Management. As with all technology, the required equipment is subject to change and additional items may need to be acquired or purchased. The Needed Equipment includes, but is not limited to:



  • Students will need recent versions of:
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Acrobat Standard to create multi-page PDF files (or equivalent)
  • Media player
  • Firefox or Chrome Internet browser
  • Screenshot and Image creating tool (Snipping Tool, One Note or similar)
  • All CEM course content is delivered through Canvas, UAB’s e-learning software platform. Learn about Canvas’ browser requirements.
  • Software Discounts
  • As a UAB CEM student, you have access to free or discounted software through UAB IT’s OnTheHub website.
  • Of particular interest to CEM Students:
  • Microsoft Office 365(includes student email and storage via OneDrive)
  • Email for students through Office 365 – set-up instructions
  • UAB Microsoft Azure— Microsoft Project for CECM 669 and VMWare Fusion to use Windows on a Mac
  • Antivirus software: Windows Defender (Windows 8.1, Windows 10), or Sophos Anti-virus (OS X).

Software can also be purchased at discounted prices at