Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering

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At Georgia Tech, students are uniquely equipped to become the civil engineers leading the technological evolution of construction and infrastructure systems engineering.

We teach our students advanced technological approaches and methods and encourage them to research and develop new ones—always with a focus on the human dimension that enables them to understand how their ideas impact people and processes.

Civil engineering students who focus on Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering will participate in state-of-the-art fundamental and applied projects in the areas of information technology and systems, data and system modeling and visualization, automation and robotics, infrastructure sensors and sensor systems, risk analysis, and other advanced technology-based areas.

CISE Concentration

Undergraduate students wishing to focus their civil engineering education around construction and infrastructure may choose to pursue the CISE Concentration. This concentration requires students to take a set of courses in order to earn a special transcript designation upon graduation.

Within the CISE Concentration, students may select one of two tracks: Construction Engineering Management and Infrastructure Systems Engineering.

Infrastructure Systems Engineering focuses on the facilities required to serve a community and support thriving economies. These infrastructure systems include roadways, bridges, tunnels, water treatment facilities, electrical grids, telecommunications, and others that support the foundational elements that improve our quality of life.

Construction Engineering and Management professionals lead capital intensive construction including industrial, heavy civil, commercial and residential projects. Construction Engineers are capable of implementing innovative technologies for project success, designing and facilitating construction projects with sound engineering principles, and aligning a multitude of stakeholders.

 

Construction Engineering Management Track

Our program promotes critical thinking, facilitates experiential learning, and builds successful leaders in the Architectural/Engineering/Construction industry.

Students in the CEM track of the CISE Concentration have opportunities to conduct applied research with leading faculty and engage in capital-intensive urban construction projects in Atlanta, which is one of the strongest construction markets in the U.S.

Students benefit from excellent faculty with previous construction industry experience and an active network of industry supporters, including general contractors, owners, construction management consultants, government entities, subcontractors, engineering design firms, owners, material suppliers, and pre-fabrication companies.

Construction Engineering and Management (CEM)
In CEE Undergraduate CISE Concentration Requirements

Required: CEE 4100 Construction Engineering and Management
Complete three (3) from the following:

  • CEE 4110 Construction Planning and Estimating
  • CEE 4120 Construction Operations
  • CEE 4130 Construction Safety and Health
  • CEE 4140 BIM for Construction
  • CEE 4150 Construction Management and Megaprojects
  • CEE 4160 Smart and Sustainable Cities
  • CEE 4803 Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Civil Systems

Infrastructure Systems Engineering Track

Infrastructure Systems Engineers design, coordinate, and maintain infrastructure which includes creating solutions for energy demands, water shortages and other global challenges. Our program promotes the creation and implementation of technology to develop infrastructure system solutions.

Undergraduate students who pursue the Infrastructure Systems Engineering Track of the Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering Concentration benefit significantly from the established active network with consultants, government entities and energy producing companies.

Students also have opportunities to conduct research with faculty members in ISE who are internationally recognized for their innovative contributions in transportation infrastructure, facility life-cycle assessment, socialenvironmental assessment, extreme event dynamics, and sustainable and resilient communities and infrastructure.

Infrastructure Systems Engineering (ISE)
In CEE Undergraduate CISE Concentration Requirements

Required: CEE 4100 Construction Engineering and Management
Complete three (3) from the following:

  • CEE 4140 BIM for Construction
  • CEE 4160 Smart and Sustainable Cities
  • CEE 4803 Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Civil Systems
  • CEE 8813 Data Analytics for CEE Systems
  • CEE 8813 Sustainable Buildings

Graduate Program Tracks

Click below to learn more about the courses required for master's and doctoral students to specialize in construction and infrastructure engineering.

*Ph.D. in Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering follows the general CEE requirement

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