Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership is geared toward midcareer professionals interested in building upon their body of experience, expanding his or her skills and knowledge in infrastructure planning, engineering, management and administration. This 15-credit certificate may be completed as a Stand-alone Certificate on a full-time basis over one semester or on a part-time basis spanning a longer time period. The certificate may also be completed concurrently with one of our EMPA or EMIR programs.

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

  • 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

One course selected from the list below or another 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 601 Construction Engineering and Project Management
  • CIE 643 Transportation Engineering
  • CIE 678 Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure

Certificate Advisors

Maxwell School

Margaret Lane
Assistant Director, Executive Education
219 Maxwell Hall

ECS College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Andria Costello Staniec
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
151 Link Hall

Contact a Certificate Advisor or visit our Admissions section for more information about how to apply and tuition.