Construction Engineering is a program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Such programs include instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.
Facility Engineering is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology. The body of knowledge required for facility engineering degree programs includes facility function (professional practice), human and environmental factors, planning and project management, finance, operation and maintenance, real estate, written and oral communication, information technology, quality management and assessment procedures (research and analytical methods), and integrative and problem-solving skills.
Construction and facility engineering professionals work with owners, engineers, architects, specialty and sub-contractors, government agencies, and others to deliver, operate and maintain constructed projects and facilities. This M.S. program provides the advanced professional development and graduate education necessary for construction and facility engineering professionals to work in the increasing high tech, rapidly changing construction industry and related careers such as real estate and land development, infrastructure development, code enforcement, and insurance. The program also has a special relationship with and focus on sustainability and energy infrastructure as part of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) and Innovative Design, Engineering, and Sustainability (IDEAS) Center initiatives at UNC Charlotte.