The CEPM faculty consistently come out with new publications every year. Their reports published by Center for Construction Industry Studies (CCIS) are archived in this section, along with and journals and conference papers published by the Construction Engineering and Project Management (CEPM) program, which are added on an annual basis.



There are typically 50 to 60 Construction Engineering and Project Management graduate students, from approximately 20 different countries, one-half of whom are PhD candidates. The backgrounds of the student body range from recent graduates to engineers with many years of experience, which provides a diverse forum for exchange of ideas, cultures, interests, and friendships. Several students are sponsored by government agencies and are on leave from active duty in the armed forces. The majority of CEPM students are involved with the Graduate Student Organization (GSO).


The tenure-track faculty lead the CEPM effort and are supported by one emeritus and six adjunct faculty members. The faculty includes the only construction faculty member in the National Academy of Engineering. The adjunct faculty are industry leaders who provide valuable real-world experiences and application. During summer sessions, visiting faculty are often involved and share their insights into the engineering and construction industry. The cross-over research link with CII adds the unique industry and international impact of the program, as guest lectures are often presented by industry leaders and by faculty at other leading universities.


Since its establishment in the 1960's, the CEPM program has graduated over 700 masters and more than 100 PhDs. The graduates are widely dispersed in both industry and at leading universities around the world.

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

GSO is an organization made up of CEPM students in order provide an avenue for student input into the quality of their experience while in the CEPM graduate program. GSO provides opportunities to meet members of the construction community and fellow students in different social and academic settings. Through these opportunities, the GSO extends invitations to bring together all CEPM students, faculty, staff, alumni, and leaders of the construction industry. All CEPM students are highly encouraged to attend and participate in meetings held regularly during the semester.


The CEPM GSO’s mission is to leverage support for students in achieving their highest academic potential through presenting their interests to the CEPM faculty as well as promoting a series of extracurricular venues to encourage social interaction for the students, their families and friends.


The CEPM GSO will be a vital element to student and faculty interaction, which will help facilitate the continued success of the CEPM program at UT as one of the finest in the country.


Most importantly, GSO is designed to be fun! Funds are set aside annually to help facilitate the social-work life balance of graduate students. GSO is given the flexibility to plan various social events and activities. In previous years some of these opportunities included: CEPM-sponsored bowling tournament, tailgating at Longhorn football games, participating in basketball or soccer intramural tournaments, floating the San Marcos river, or putt-putting at the infamous Peter-Pan course.

Many GSO sponsored activities provide an opportunity to meet with faculty outside an academic setting, including at the annual Texas-sized welcome and goodbye BBQs. Students also support and collaborate with CEPM faculty in organizing the CEPM graduate students’ recruitment weekend and the semester orientation sessions.


The CEPM GSO facilitates various networking opportunities. From resume building workshops to connecting with prospective employers to career expo events, the opportunities are plentiful.


The CEPM GSO is administratively governed by at least seven CEPM student representatives. The duties of each representative are straightforward and require a modest time commitment. The duties of the position would entail attending the scheduled meetings, consulting with the CEPM graduate student body to identify issues and concerns, prioritizing initiatives, coordinating and providing resources for initiatives, and providing status updates to the CEPM graduate student body. Using the CEPM GSO to focus the efforts of all of the CEPM graduate students should improve the quality of the overall CEPM graduate experience.

If you would like to learn more about the CEPM GSO, we invite you to visit the GSO Facebook page.

Why Study CEPM at the University of Texas?

The CEPM Program and the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE)

CEPM has one of the strongest research and teaching programs in the nation. The renowned Construction Industry Institute (CII) provides numerous research opportunities for UT students. Other research sponsors include the Texas Department of Transportation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

An experienced, large body of faculty and lecturers contributes to CEPM having one of the nation's most comprehensive graduate curricula in construction. Consequently, the program has consistently been ranked in the nation's top five civil engineering programs.

The program’s highly diverse population, made up of both masters and Ph.D. students from all over the world, provides an excellent environment for professional learning, growing, and networking.

The University of Texas at Austin and the Cockrell School of Engineering

UT is one of the nation's best public universities, often referred to as a “Public Ivy.” The Cockrell School of Engineering also ranks as one of the top engineering schools in the country. UT provides limitless opportunities for CEPM students to study other related subjects such as business, management, and law.

The University of Texas incorporates the following into its trademark: "What Starts Here Changes the World." The research and teaching mission of the University leads to programs that have a practical impact.

Beyond Campus

Our Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is run by all of the students in the CEPM program. It organizes various social events all year round, such as a golf tournament, movie nights, BBQs, soccer, volleyball, and water volleyball. At the university level, there are over 1,100 student organizations where you can learn, share, and practice many sports and hobbies, from dancing to kayaking to biking and hiking.

Austin is one of the world's best cities, offering a vibrant culture with a host of cultural and outdoor activities. It is routinely rated among the most desirable cities to live in the United States. For fun, locals and visitors alike attend the South by Southwest and Austin City Limits festivals; swim at the natural, spring-fed Barton Springs Pool; and explore at the Harry Ransom Center, located on the university campus and home to a Gutenberg Bible and the world’s first photograph.

Students find themselves in the spirit of Texas at football and basketball games, where cries of “Texas! Fight!” echo. And, haven't you heard? "Everything is Bigger in Texas!" UT will treat you to a Texas-size welcome. Please visit the academics portion of our website to find more information about curriculum, admissions, degree requirements, and special programs.