B.S. in Construction Engineering

The 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 offers a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering degree 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 program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Construction Engineering Program Criteria.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

Graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering program are expected within the first few years after graduation to:

  1. Engage successfully in the practice of construction engineering to solve current and emerging problems.
  2. Integrate ethical considerations, diverse perspectives, and an awareness of the broader societal and sustainability implications into design and decision-making processes.
  3. Begin to serve in mid-level project leadership roles in their construction engineering career.
  4. Advance their profession through collaborative work, obtaining professional licensure, pursuing advanced degrees, and continuously acquiring new knowledge, while providing service to the community.

Student Outcomes (SO)

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Statistics

Enrollment Number: Fall 2016 - 44; Spring 2017 - 47. Fall 2017 - 52; Spring 2018 - 49; Fall 2018 - 54 (including 1 Pre-Construction Engineering); Spring 2019 - 48; Fall 2019 - 45; Spring 2020 – 39; Fall 2020 – 39; Spring 2021 – 36; Fall 2021 – 36; Spring 2022 – 33; Fall 2022 – 36; Spring 2023 – 35.

Graduation Number: Fall 2016 - 1; Spring 2017 - 4. Fall 2017 - 1; Spring 2018 - 5; Fall 2018 - 0; Spring 2019 - 3; Fall 2019 - 8; Spring 2020 – 13; Fall 2020 – 2; Spring 2021 – 4; Fall 2021 – 4; Spring 2022 – 6; Fall 2022 – 1; Spring 2023 – TBD.

 

 

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