Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership (PIML) (concurrent)

This certificate program is geared toward mid-career professionals who are interested in building upon their body of experience and expanding his or her skills and knowledge in infrastructure planning, engineering, management and administration through relevant course work.  The CAS-PIML is a 15-credit standalone certificate and is co-administered by the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science and Maxwell’s Executive Education department.  The application process will be administered by the Executive Education Program of the Maxwell School.

Students will develop skills and knowledge that will assure awareness and competency for functional, financial, environmental and social sustainability concerns of public infrastructure.  It addresses the planning, design, construction, maintenance, security, capital and operating budgets, environmental and social sustainability impacts and public policy considerations of public infrastructure.  

Four Required Courses (12 credits)
  • PAI 895 Managerial Leadership
  • PAI 734 Public Budgeting  OR PAI 731 Financial Management in State and Local Governments
  • MAE 548 Engineering Economics and Technology Valuation
  • ECS 636 Infrastructure Engineering and Management
One Career Elective (3 credits): One course selected from the list below, or approved by the program director
  • PAI 601 Fundamentals of Conflict Studies
  • PAI 709 Public Organizations and Management
  • PAI 730 Managing Individual, Group, and Systemic Conflicts
  • PAI 730 Environmental Conflicts and Collaboration
  • PAI 757 Economics of Development
  • PAI 777 Economics of Environmental Policy
  • CIE 570  Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design
  • CIE 600 Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • CIE 643 Transportation Engineering
  • CIE 678  Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure

Certificate Advisors:

LCS College of Engineering and Computer Science:

Dr. Sam Salem,

Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yabroudi Chair Professor of Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

151 Link Hall




Margaret Lane,

Assistant Director, Executive Education

219 Maxwell Hall