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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,

Program Statistics

Enrollment Number: Fall 2016 - 44; Spring 2017 - 47. Fall 2017 - 52; Spring 2018 - 49.

Graduation Number: Fall 2016 - 1; Spring 2017 - 4. Fall 2017 - 1; Spring 2018 - 5. 

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 engineering and management professions.

Program Goals
  1. To provide a positive environment that promotes the scholarship of teaching, the scholarship of research, and the scholarship of service.
  2. To provide a positive environment that promotes collaboration, team work, discovery, and professional development for both faculty and students.
  3. 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.
  4. To provide the resources required to support the Construction Engineering Program.
  5. To maintain accreditation for the Construction Engineering Program by the ABET.
Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Construction Engineering Program describe the career and professional accomplishments that we expect our graduates to achieve early in their careers. Within the first few (3-5)years after graduation, we expect our alumni:

  1. To maintain a sustained program of continuing education and life-long learning with a focus on contemporary issues.
  2. To be productive construction engineers and/or construction managers who are pursuing or have attained professional registration.
  3. To be effective communicators who work on multidisciplinary teams.
  4. To be engaged engineering professionals who are aware of and comprehend the ethical, social, environmental, and economic impacts of engineering solutions.
  5. To be engaged citizens who become involved and seek leadership roles in professional societies and community organizations.
Student Outcomes

The Program Educational Objectives are further connected to 11 Student Outcomes, developed by ABET, which describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These outcomes relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in their matriculation through the program. The Student Outcomes are listed below:
a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the field of Construction Engineering.b) An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.c) 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.d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve Construction Engineering problems.f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility within the general field of Construction Engineering.g) An ability to communicate effectively.h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of Construction Engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.j) A knowledge of contemporary issues.k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for Construction Engineering practice.

Admission Requirements

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 has taken college level coursework to be admitted in the construction engineering program. Construction Engineering requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.

A complete BS in Construction Engineering can be found in NDSU Bulletin. Additional curriculum information can be found in  Curriculum Guide, Course Descriptions (, CM&E Course PrerequisitesCE 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
Ceres 114
Dept. 5230, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-8643
Fax: (701) 231-8802

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Department of Construction Management and Engineering
North Dakota State University
Dept. 2475, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: (701) 231-6202
Fax: (701) 231-7431

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