Construction and Facilities Engineering, M.S.

30 Credits
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Boost Your Career With Your M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering

Are you ready to lead and excel in the dynamic world of construction and facilities management?

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s online Master of Science (M.S.) in Construction and Facilities Engineering program will prepare you to manage, coordinate and supervise the construction process, from concept development through project completion. You will expand your knowledge, skills and insights in a variety of construction fields, including:

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Mechanical
  • Highway
  • Heavy civil
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Specialty construction

Our online M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering program offers flexibility, so you can choose to study full time or part time around your busy schedule. Because our degree is available fully online, no visits to campus are required.

The program consists of 10 courses, and students typically take one to two courses per semester. Most students choose to study part time and earn their degree in two years.

Who is our master’s in construction and facilities engineering program for?

UNC Charlotte’s M.S. program, offered through the William States Lee College of Engineering, is designed for both recent graduates and experienced professionals seeking to advance their careers in construction and facilities engineering and management. The program is also ideal for those who manage and supervise facilities.

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Application Deadlines:

  • August 1 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)

Admissions & Requirements:

General requirements for students at UNC Charlotte can be found on the Graduate Admissions website. In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the following are required for admission to the M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering:

  • An earned undergraduate degree in construction management, facility management, engineering technology, engineering, architecture, or a closely related field
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Acceptable scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A combined TOEFL score of 220 (computer-based) or 557 (paper-based) is required if the previous degree was from a country where English is not the common language
  • Integral and differential calculus (MATH 1120, MATH 1121, or ETGR 3171 or equivalent)
  • Statistics (STAT 1220 or STAT 3128 or equivalent)
  • Current resume

We are eager to discuss your educational and professional background and fit. You may be able to be admitted to the M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering program concurrently with the undergraduate program, allowing you to complete the prerequisites while enrolled in the M.S. program.

The GRE is not required.


Grade Requirements:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required, and at most one course with a grade of C may be allowed towards the degree.

The program consists of a 9 credit hour common core and 21 credit hours of electives.


  • Common Core:
    • CMET 6135 - Advanced Construction Planning and Management (3)
    • CMET 6240 - Safety and Risk Management (3)
    • CMET 6270 - Operation of Constructed Facilities (3)
  • Plan of study to be published and coursework selected with director approval

*Rates are subject to change* 


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour


  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

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What Can You Do With Your Master’s in Construction and Facilities Engineering?

UNC Charlotte M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering graduates work for a variety of construction and facilities management companies and organizations. Top companies employing our construction and facilities engineering alumni include:

  • Lane Construction Corporation
  • JLL
  • Frampton Construction
  • Forella Group
  • Barringer Construction

Job titles that our graduates hold include:

  • Project management specialist
  • Construction manager
  • Facilities manager
  • Industrial production manager
  • Cost estimator
  • Architectural and engineering manager

Strong salary expectations

Lightcast, a global leader in labor market analytics research, collects job and salary data from UNC Charlotte graduates. Lightcast sampled graduates of our M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering program and found the average annual estimated wage to be approximately $86,100.

Why UNC Charlotte?

Why Earn Your M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering Degree Online From UNC Charlotte?

By choosing our master’s in construction and facilities engineering degree program, you will enjoy a number of advantages, including:

Earn your M.S. degree in just two years of part-time study. Our flexible online degree in construction and facilities engineering allows you to continue working full time as you complete your coursework part time. Our online classes are mostly asynchronous, meaning you can choose to complete your coursework around your busy schedule.

Experience learning via advanced technology. Our Operation of Constructed Facilities course includes the study of building systems, structures and interior and exterior building elements. The course includes virtual walkthroughs with 3D cameras that take you into buildings to study their operation systems up close. Right from your computer, you can navigate through a structure’s condenser room or view the working systems housed on its roof.

Learn from faculty experts. Our faculty members are experienced practitioners and researchers who are passionate about teaching and preparing students for successful careers. They incorporate case studies, simulations and interactive learning to provide you with real-world context and application of the concepts learned. One of our instructors, Dr. Jake Smithwick, associate professor, has conducted research that has included:

  • Optimization of project delivery within facility management (FM)
  • Procurement technology, risk management and performance measurement
  • Organizational agility through strategic management of overhead
  • Improving the “business” of facility management

Gain real-world construction and facilities engineering skills. You will learn to become an effective facility manager by developing knowledge and skills in key areas, including:

  • Operations and maintenance benchmarking
  • Maintenance staffing best practices
  • Financial forecasting
  • 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
  • Codes and regulations