Growth in the construction industry is projected to outpace all other industries through 2030, creating a high demand for qualified professionals in the industry. The Certificate in Sustainable Construction addresses the growing demand for professionals with the advanced knowledge, discipline, and skills needed to face the challenges of the construction industry and become future leaders of design and construction-related organizations worldwide. The certificate takes advantage of the culture and resources available at the School of Architecture as well as the Miami Herbert Business School and the School of Law. The Certificate in Construction Management prepares students for effective management leadership in the construction field. It provides a foundation for training in professional management of construction projects while focusing on three components that represent the functional areas of construction management:

·   Management

·   Project Controls

·   Design and Construction Technology

Certificate requires a total of 12 credits of core courses and related electives.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a student must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in engineering, architecture, environmental / physical sciences, environmental science and policy, business, management, economics, or construction management. Other admission requirements will be consistent with those of UM Graduate School; GRE / GMAT are not required.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
CAE 660Sustainable Construction3
or ARC 659 Sustainability and LEED Exam Prep
CAE 765Construction Accounting and Finance3
CMA 636Legal Issues in Building Construction3
Electives (Sustainable Construction Focus)3
An Introduction to Resilient Building and Community Design
Facilities Operation and Management
Risk Management and Resilience
Special Topics in Construction Management
Special Topics in Construction
Capstone: Real Estate Development and Urbanism Charrette
Sustainable Supply Chains 1
Leadership for Sustainable Organizations 1
Sustainable Marketing of Goods and Services 1
Total Credit Hours12

Students who want to apply this certificate towards the MS in Construction Management must take one of these courses to fulfill the elective requirement.


  • To prepare students for professional leadership and lifelong learning in architecture, urbanism, and related fields. 
  • To preserve and develop knowledge for the profession through research and practice. 
  • To share knowledge locally and internationally through community service. 
  • To promote building and community design goals of environmental responsibility, social equity, and economic sustainability. 

Learning Outcome

  • Students will develop technical professional proficiency.
  • Students will develop interdisciplinary system design and construction principles.