About the Program

An undergraduate degree in construction engineering provides students with the engineering and science knowledge necessary to pursue successful careers in construction engineering firms and related professions – in both the public and private sectors – as well as address critical challenges related to building, highway, mechanical or electrical safety.

Degree Requirements

Why Construction Engineering?

Construction engineers usually focus on a certain type of construction project. With a major in construction engineering, you will be prepared for work on any of the following types of projects:

  • Building: These construction engineers usually focus on commercial building construction—houses or business buildings.
  • Infrastructure: These construction engineers manage highway, bridge, airport, water and wastewater treatment plant projects. The work can be in remote locations. Much of the work is excavation and underground work so the curriculum emphasizes geology and soil mechanics.
  • Mechanical: You can manage the installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing systems. Many of the mechanical projects on buildings are construction projects in their own right. Mechanical contractors often do their own design on smaller projects.
  • Electrical: Electrical construction engineers manage the construction of electrical systems. You’ll take the same circuits courses as electrical engineers but also learn about the construction side of the business.

Meet the Faculty