Discover your passion
Higher, larger, safer, better—construction engineers build dreams, whether those dreams are buildings, bridges, roadways or any other component of physical infrastructure. Construction engineers develop relationships with clients and lead teams to turn plans into reality. They are detail-oriented people who solve problems and answer questions like: How much will this project cost to build? What people and equipment will be needed for this project and at what stage in the process? How can a project be completed in an energy-efficient, eco-friendly way?
Because they have a broad range of skills—planning, project management, scheduling, purchasing and financing—construction engineers are in high demand. Learn how to tackle big-vision projects such as skyscrapers, transportation systems, educational facilities, office complexes and manufacturing plants—places where people live, work and play.
A good construction engineer learns to build strong working relationships to manage and complete projects using the latest in technology. You participate in teams responsible for developing proposals, solving problems, managing projects and researching information. Your courses teach you how to work successfully with clients, crews, community leaders and other engineers to finish projects.
Be greater than you imagine
Whatever your goals, your success is important to us! Our programs, labs, hands-on learning environments and facilities will give you a competitive advantage to address society’s greatest needs.
Experiential learning: Our award-winning student teams consistently place among the top in the country in nationwide competitions. In class, students track specific construction projects, submit mock bids for real projects and compete with actual construction firms.
Top program: Our construction engineering program is one of the largest in the country and one of only a few accredited by ABET. Our size means great resources, facilities, faculty and connections!
Strong national network: Our program has a strong network of active alumni who represent some of the most reputable construction firms in the country. A large percentage of our students take part in one or more internship or co-op opportunities prior to graduating. Those opportunities can start as early as the summer after your freshman year, and many of our students are later hired by those same companies. Every semester, our college hosts the largest career fair in the nation, putting students in direct contact with national and international business leaders. Industry and alumni are committed to providing funding to enhance your one-on-one learning experience in laboratory classes.
Specialized classes: Courses prepare you for problem solving and project management, as well as the necessary technical skills required to complete projects. Select an emphasis in:
- Heavy/highway construction
- Building construction
- Mechanical construction
- Electrical construction
Engineer Your Future
Many of our graduates have built successful careers not only as engineers, but also as managers, entrepreneurs, sales representatives and consultants.
- The average starting salary of construction engineering graduates is more than $64,000/year.
- Co-op and internship salaries for our students average $17.50/hour.
- Approximately 1,400 companies recruit our engineers every year.
- 100 percent of our construction engineering students have in-profession placement within six months of graduation.
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