Future Students

Making the world a better place to live and improving the quality of life.

Why Choose NDSU?

Graduates from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering apply their skills in all fields of the profession at companies around the region, country and world. Our curriculum is designed to give you a strong mathematical, scientific and engineering background in all areas of the field, while allowing you to choose elective courses from several concentrations.

At NDSU, you will be challenged right from the start and given opportunities to utilize your creativity, teamwork skills, and ability to think "outside the box."

Let us show you all our department and the college have to offer.

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Make the world better

Engineers and construction managers make the world a better place. Our graduates are ready to solve emerging problems and play a role in enhancing the quality of life of people everywhere.

Projects may include designing structures such as buildings, bridges and sports stadiums; transportation infrastructure such as highways, railroads, pipelines, ports and airports; safe drinking water supply and sewage systems; and averting damage from earthquakes, landslides and floods. 

Through partnerships with industry leaders, we provide many opportunities for you to apply what you learn in class to the real world.

Our Programs

What it takes to be an engineer or construction manager?

Problem Solving

In general, engineers and construction managers are people who enjoy the challenge of solving problems and working with people as part of a team. An aptitude for math and science is helpful, but just as important is an ability to work with other people, to speak and write well, and to demonstrate leadership skills.


Engineers and construciton managers work in teams with other engineers, technicians, and office staff. They may also work with economists, social scientists, geologists, biologists, chemists, and many other professionals. Civil, construction and environmental engineers and constuction managers also often work with the general public.


Many projects are publicly funded, and require public input, such as meetings and hearings. This means the engineers and construction managers must learn to clearly communicate technical information to clients and the general public, learn to think on their feet, and keep their cool under pressure.


The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering department awards several scholarships to students on an annual basis. Scholarship applications for current and incoming students are accepted December 1st through March 1st. Learn more at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are project-ready, in-demand and very successful in finding excellent jobs. Job placement of our recent graduates has been near 100 percent with an average starting salary of $60,000.

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