As the construction industry boom continues on a global scale, the need for skilled and experienced construction managers is expected to grow in tandem—and faster on average than most other U.S. occupations. The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management is designed to help construction professionals, engineers, and architects as well as those interested in the field to meet this growing demand and advance their knowledge in construction management.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Management teaches the most important concepts in managing a construction project: Project Management, Scheduling, Cost Estimating and Cost Control and Finance. The diploma is aimed at those who want to become construction managers. If you currently work in the construction industry in any role and intend to become a construction manager, this diploma is right for you. This Diploma is also aimed at those who want to start their careers as construction managers.

Emeritus and Columbia Engineering Executive Education

Columbia Engineering Executive Education is collaborating with online education provider Emeritus Institute of Management (Emeritus) to offer executive education courses.

An Emeritus Postgraduate Diploma contains multiple Emeritus Certificate courses created in collaboration with Columbia Engineering Executive Education, and may also include courses created independently by Emeritus. Upon successful completion, learners will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma by Emeritus.

You can read more about the collaboration here.


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  • Duration

    9 Months, Online

    (4-6 hours per week)
  • Program Fees

    US$ 3,000*

Curriculum & Faculty


  • Construction Industry Overview
  • Project Delivery
  • Lean Project Delivery
  • Sustainability in the Construction Industry
  • Environment, Health, and Safety in Construction
  • Building Information Modeling and Technology Trends in Construction
  • International View on Construction Projects
  • ESPIRIT: A Framework for understanding Risk
  • Role of Construction Manager
  • Project Planning and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Bar (Gantt) Charts
  • Types of Construction Activity
  • Scheduling Procedure
  • Critical Path Method
  • Understanding Work Dates and Calendar Dates
  • Activity on Arrow
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Range Estimation
  • Role of Scheduler in Construction Management
  • Linear Construction Operations and Line of Balance
  • Technology Application for Scheduling
  • Scheduling for Large Programs
  • Risk Allocation and Planning
  • Introduction to Cost Estimating and Cost Control
  • Understanding Design in the Construction Industry
  • Types of Cost Estimates
  • Quantity Take-Off and Measurement
  • Pricing: Labor and Equipment Costs
  • Building the Estimate
  • General Procurement Bid Stages
  • Post Contract and Cost Estimation within a Project
  • Construction Cost Control Methods
  • Earned Value Method (EVM)
  • Close Out Period: Punch List and Final Approval
  • Cost Estimation in Practice
  • Project Cash Flow
  • Technology Trends in Cost Estimating and Cost Control
  • Introduction to Construction Finance
  • Mathematics of Money
  • Real Estate Finance for Development Projects
  • Financial Plans for Development Projects
  • Time Value Review and DCF Evaluation Methods
  • Project Finance
  • Risk in Project Finance
  • Public – Private Partnerships
  • Lean in Construction Financing


● Crossroads


● Aecom

● Limbach

● Turner Townsend

● Mckinsey Company

● Gilbane

● Dentons

● Skanska

● Vertex


Dr. Ibrahim Odeh
Dr. Ibrahim Odeh

Senior Lecturer of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Columbia Engineering

Industry Leaders

In addition to the faculty, industry experts from the construction world share their knowledge and experience through periodic guest lectures

Learning Experience


Postgraduate Diploma In Construction Management (E-Learning) - Certificate Click to view certificate


Application Requirements

There are three requirements for applying. The requirements are:

Minimum Age (on or Before the Start of the Diploma)

  • If you have a bachelors degree, then you should have completed 21 years of age
  • If you do NOT have a bachelors degree, then you should have completed 30 years of age and you should have 8 or more years of work experience

Application Form and Document Submission

  • You should submit a completed application form
  • Completing the application form will require you to upload a copy of your resume and your high school completion certificate or diploma certificate or degree certificates

English Language Requirement

  • If you studied in a school where English was the medium of instruction, you meet the English language requirement.
  • If you studied in a school where English was NOT the medium of instruction, you do NOT meet the English language requirement. In this case, you can meet the English language requirement by doing one of the following- Obtain a TOEFL minimum score of 550 for the paper based test or its equivalent
    – Obtain an IELTS minimum score of 6.0 Obtain a Pearson Versant Test minimum score of 59
    – Obtain a Certificate of Completion for a Certificate course offered by the Emeritus Institute of Management
    – Submit a document which shows that the candidate has, for the last 24 months or more, worked in ANY ONE of these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America


USD 3000 Payable in 2 equal installments


USD 50






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