Construction Management

The certificate in Construction Management provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and rigorous curriculum covering a wide array of aspects within the construction industry and the practical principles of construction management. This certificate can be completed online or in the classroom, with courses in Westwood and Downtown Los Angeles.

This program is perfect for...

  • Engineers and construction professionals seeking to enhance their careers with formal training in construction management
  • Individuals who want to switch careers and move into the field of construction management
  • Those working in the field looking to transition into managerial and leadership roles
  • Professionals looking to focus on specific aspects of the construction industry

What you can learn.

  • Build an understanding of essential construction materials and methodologies from the ground up
  • Prepare project schedules with Primavera® and MS Project® applications
  • Manage construction job sites from the contractor’s point of view
  • Prepare project cost estimations for material, equipment, labor, and subcontracting
  • Recognize the legal implications of contracts from customer or supplier side
  • Read and interpret construction blueprints

Build a career that's in demand

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Construction Management is a booming field, and employment for construction managers is projected to grow 10% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.* 

Construction managers plan, coordinate, and oversee construction projects from start to finish. Whether civil, commercial or residential, every construction project is unique and requires a multi-faceted set of skills to go from conception to completion.

Our comprehensive curriculum provides fundamental skills in scheduling, methodologies, materials, legality, and more. Acquire the core competencies you need to be a construction manager, or work in roles such as project engineer or field engineer at a job site. 

Courses in the Construction Management Certificate are offered both online and in the classroom. The program can be completed 100% online.


Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

Civil engineer and construction management professional with project experience in the seismic retrofit, multi-family residential, hospitality, commercial and institutional market sectors. UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor award recipient.

Daniel McAuliffe

I chose UCLA Extension because the program offered everything I was looking for in continuing education. My advisors played a tremendous role in ensuring my success in the program prior to the start of my first class. Their confidence in my ability to succeed was the driving force in my decision to attend and complete the program successfully.

Bryan Roberts
Construction Management Certificate Graduate


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
C&EE X 407.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 407.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 407.3
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 412.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Students must complete four elective courses from the following list:
EC ENGR X 425.10
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MECH&AE X 424.7
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 490.1
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
C&EE X 408.75
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
C&EE X 412.16
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
C&EE X 412.5
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 412.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
C&EE X 412.9
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 438.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 438.9
Typically Offered: Winter
C&EE X 489.14
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
C&EE X 489.16
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
C&EE X 490.05
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.9
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.14
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.16
Typically Offered: Winter, Summer
MECH&AE X 400.17
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

This certificate is approved for international students (F-1 student visa).

Students participating in courses offered solely by UCLA Extension must meet the English Language Requirements outlined below. Any international student interested in taking classes on UCLA’s main campus must adhere to the English Requirements outlined for UCLA courses.

Acceptable tests and minimum scores

Scores that are equal to or higher than the listed minimum scores from the following tests, taken within the past two years, can satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

  • TOEFL: 80 (iBT)
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • iTEP: 4.5
  • CAE: B (CEFR C1)
  • CPE: C (CEFR C2)
  • TOEIC: 685
  • DUOLINGO (DET): 105

While no other type of test score is accepted in general, students who are affected by test center closures may request an exception to submit an alternate test score.

International Baccalaureates (IB) students or students currently enrolled in an academic institution where the primary language of instruction is English may submit an official academic transcript or verification of enrollment from their school as proof of English proficiency.

Learn more:

International Students: How to Apply

Academic Requirements & English Language Proficiency

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Transfer Credits to an Advanced Degree

Completion of the UCLA Extension Construction Management Certificate equates to 12 graduate credits that can be applied toward a Master of Science in Engineering Online at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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