Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Program
Construction Engineering involves the planning, design, and management of construction facilities, such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. The construction of such projects requires the knowledge of engineering, management, economics, and business. Construction Engineering is differentiated from Construction Management from the standpoint of the use of math, science, and engineering to design projects and processes and analyze problems. Construction Engineering is involved in a variety of construction disciplines, including: commercial, residential, transportation, and infrastructure systems. Construction Engineers are also involved in the engineering design of temporary structures, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, material procurement, selection of equipment, and cost control. Due to their diverse skills, there is a very high demand for Construction Engineers.
The Department of Construction Management and Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering which offers a blend of engineering and construction courses. The program is designed for those who want to work in the construction industry and enjoy the status of a professional engineer. A thorough knowledge of the physical sciences, math, and engineering is developed during the first two years followed by construction management and engineering courses. The technical side of the program is balanced with requirements in writing, humanities, social science, and communications. The Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org/.
The mission of the construction management and engineering (CM&E) department at North Dakota State University is to provide quality programs for preparing nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate students for a successful career in construction. The programs are designed to provide educational, research and outreach opportunities that serve both the needs of our students and those of the 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 Engineering Program.
- To provide the resources required to support the Construction Engineering Program.
- To maintain accreditation for the Construction Engineering Program by the ABET.
Program Educational Objectives
The Construction Engineering Program Educational Objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that we expect our graduates to achieve early in their careers. Within the first few years after graduation, we expect our alumni…
- To maintain a sustained program of continuing education and life-long learning with a focus on contemporary issues.
- To be productive construction engineers and/or construction managers who are pursuing or have attained professional registration.
- To be effective communicators who work on multi-disciplinary teams.
- To be engaged engineering professionals who are aware of and comprehend the ethical, social, environmental, and economic impacts of engineering solutions.
- To be engaged citizens who become involved and seek leadership roles in professional societies and community organizations.
Student Learning Outcomes
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the field of Construction Engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability, with a focus on Construction Engineering systems, components, or processes.
- An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve Construction Engineering problems.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility within the general field of Construction Engineering.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of Construction Engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for Construction Engineering practice.
Prospective students can find university admission requirements for freshman and transfer students on the NDSU Website. Additional transfer student admission requirements can be found at the university transfer student website. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required for any prospective student who took college level coursework to be admitted in the construction engineering program. Construction Engineering requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.
Additional curriculum information can be found in Curriculum Guide, Course Descriptions (http://www.ndsu.edu/bulletin/courses/), CM&E Course Prerequisites, CE Course Prerequisites, and Technical Elective Course List. After admitted to the program, each student will be assigned to a faculty member. The faculty member will work with the student to develop a plan of study, the road map to earn the BS in Construction Engineering degree.
Admission Contact Information
North Dakota State University
Dept. 5230, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050