• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
The Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control offered by Coursera in partnership with Columbia University is part of the Construction Management Specialization.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


The programme

This Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control offered by Coursera in partnership with Columbia University introduces the types of cost estimation from the conceptual design phase through the more detailed design phase of a construction project. 

In addition, the course highlights the importance of controlling costs and how to monitor project cash flow. Students will work on a break-even analysis of construction tasks in a project.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • 5 weeks
      • Approx. 18 hours to complete
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Cost Estimating and Cost Control Overview
  • Understanding Design in the Construction Industry
  • Introduction to the Types of Cost Estimates
  • Quantity Take-Off and Measurement
  • Pricing
  • Building the Estimate
  • Procurement
  • Post Contract and Cost Estimation within a Project
  • Construction Cost Control Methods
  • Earned Value Method (EVM)
  • Close Out Period
  • Cost Estimation in Practice
  • Project Cash Flow
  • Technology Trends in Cost Estimating and Cost Control
  • Program Cost Estimating
  • Lean in Cost Control
More Details on Coursera Plus:
  • Learn Anything: Explore any interest or trending topic, take prerequisites, and advance your skills
  • Save money: Spend less money on your learning if you plan to take multiple courses this year
  • Flexible Learning: Learn at your own pace, move between multiple courses, or switch to a different course
  • Unlimited Certificates: Earn a certificate for every learning program that you complete at no additional cost

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

You can choose from hundreds of free courses, or get a degree or certificate at a breakthrough price. You can now select Coursera Plus, an annual subscription that provides unlimited access.

Visit Programme Website


Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!