Peter Sweeney


Civil & Environmental Engineering

Professor Sweeney is a retired Architect-Engineer-Construction industry Executive. His initial career endeavors included design, permitting, and project engineering assignments for nuclear power plants and service as Office-in-Charge of military construction projects in Viet Nam with the U.S. Navy Seabees. After returning to civilian life, his diverse career saw him fill such challenging roles as the Port Authority’s Engineering Program Manager for the World Trade Center, V.P. of Architecture & Engineering, New York City School Construction Authority, and V.P. Parsons Brinckerhoff. 

He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Manhattan since 1995.


Ph.D., Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

M.P.A., Graduate School of Public Administration, New York University

M.S. in Management, Manhattan College

M.E. in Nuclear Engineering, New York University

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College

Courses Taught

COMG 622 Capstone Construction Management

COMG 621 Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems

COMG 616 Construction Estimation

COMG 614 Contracts & Specifications

COMG 612 Marketing and Finance of Engineering Projects

COMG 609 Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis

COMG 602 Introduction to Construction Management

  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    Registered Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey

    Certified Construction Manager

    Memberships include:

    National Society of Professional Engineers

    Society of American Military Engineers

    Municipal Engineers of the City of New York

    Construction Management Association of America

    Order of the Engineer

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    United States Navy Commendation Medal (with Combat V)

    World Trade Center Exceptional Service Award

    Port Authority Of NY & NJ Engineering Excellence Award 

  • Other

    Past President Manhattan College Alumni Society