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.
The Department of Construction Management and Engineering is an educational unit dedicated to the aspirations of students.
Department 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 construction industry.
- Honor integrity
- Respect diversity, individual rights, academic responsibility, and freedom
- Believe in inclusion, transparency and communication
- Commit to an excellent educational environment
- Advance knowledge through basic and applied research
- Serve communities, organizations, and societies