- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management (CIAM) FAQs
Who can take CIAM courses?
CIAM courses are open to working professional engineers and full-time students who have an undergraduate degree in sciences or engineering.
Where are certificate courses offered?
The international CIAM is offered through Rutgers at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport in Cairo, Egypt. We plan to offer the program in other locations in the Middle East soon. Courses are taught in English.
Where is the MBS offered?
MBS studies are offered at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, at its campuses in the United States and other select international locations.
Which institution is the certificate from?
Students who complete CIAM Tiers 1 and 2 receive the Certificate in Infrastructure Asset Management from Rutgers. The MBS is also granted from Rutgers.
What are the components of the CIAM program?
Tiers 1 and 2 include the four courses that are required to earn the CIAM. The courses can be taken individually, or as a full curriculum. After successfully completing each individual course, you receive a document of course completion from Rutgers. The full CIAM certificate will be distributed only after you successfully complete four courses total.
How do I enroll in the MBS program?
Students who wish to continue and pursue a MBS degree must apply through the regular admissions process [http://psm.rutgers.edu/content/sc] at Rutgers.
What do I need to do to complete the CIAM series?
Tier 1: Complete the recommended 40-hour Mini-MBATM series or one other course from the CIAM catalog
The Mini-MBATM is strongly recommended as your first course. The Mini-MBATM is a comprehensive crash course in beneficial business management topics meant to develop valuable managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
Tier 2: Complete three additional courses from the CIAM catalog
The CIAM catalog offers many exciting courses, each of which earns 3 credits. Each course is formatted as a concentrated 40-hour class held over a period of one to two weeks.
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Do I have to take all four courses?
To earn a CIAM you do, but you may also take single courses and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each one you successfully complete. You receive a Certificate in Infrastructure and Asset Management (CIAM) only after you have successfully completed four courses total.
What do I need to do to earn an MBS degree along after the CIAM?
Tier 3: Apply for the internationally offered Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree program through Rutgers.
Once you have earned a CIAM by taking a total of four courses in the CIAM catalog (Tiers 1 and 2), you can apply to the MBS degree program offered by Rutgers and transfer earned credits from your CIAM studies toward the MBS program.
Candidates must fulfill admission requirements set by Rutgers and the Professional Science Master’s program. The requirements include an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in relevant science/engineering, GRE, and three letters of recommendation. Related work experience may also be taken into consideration.
Please note, completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree program.
Are CIAM courses eligible toward an MBS degree from Rutgers?
Yes, as long as certain conditions are met. You need to apply for a MBS through the regular admissions process at Rutgers. Credit hours completed under the CIAM series may be eligible for transfer into the MBS curriculum.
What can I expect to gain?
The CIAM and MBS will give you highly coveted and in-demand technical knowledge that international government agencies and engineering firms seek to improve operational stability while concurrently advancing structural vitality sustainability.
- A thorough understanding of the basic concepts of infrastructure systems and their operations as well as the
- Fundamental aspects of asset management for multi-faceted infrastructure systems, especially multi-modal transportation systems
- Knowledge of basic concepts of financial management, marketing, and business strategy
- Understanding of the core elements that are required to design and operate an effective organization and ability to solve organizational problems
- Enhanced business communication skills