The first construction degree program at North Dakota State University (NDSU) was approved in 1969 by the North Dakota Board of Higher Education with the support of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of North Dakota. Students began to be enrolled in the program in the fall semester of 1970. The Construction Management and Engineering (CM&E) Department was established at NDSU in 1978. In 1988, the Department was merged as a fully autonomous “Division” within Civil Engineering. The Civil Engineering Department was renamed as the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction. This structure remained in place until 2005, however, the construction programs were administered independently of Civil Engineering through the Division of Construction Management and Engineering. In 2005, the present Department of Construction Management and Engineering was established. Within the Department, the Program of Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org. It is the third oldest Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering program in the United States. The Program of Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) http://acce-hq.org.
NDSU Mission Statement
With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.
We envision a vibrant university that will be globally identified as a contemporary metropolitan land-grant institution.
CM&E Mission Statement
The Department of Construction Management and Engineering provides quality educational programs that prepare nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in the engineering and construction industry.
- To provide a positive environment that promotes the scholarship of teaching, the scholarship of research, and the scholarship of service.
- To provide a positive environment that promotes collaboration, team work, discovery, and professional development for both faculty and students.
- To establish and maintain the institutional support and financial resources to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and students who are committed to fulfilling the educational objectives and outcomes of the Construction Management Program and the Construction Engineering Program.
- To provide the resources required to support the Construction Management Program and the Construction Engineering Program.
- To maintain accreditation for both the Construction Management Program (ACCE) and the Construction Engineering Program (ABET).