A Construction Engineering major/degree program prepares individuals to apply scientific, mathematical, and management principles to the planning, design, and building of facilities and structures.
Includes instruction in civil engineering, structural principles, site analysis, computer-assisted design, geology, evaluation and testing, materials, contracting, project management, graphic communications, and applicable laws and regulations.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Construction Engineering (use the College Search feature and enter "construction engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Construction Engineering?
In addition to a career as a construction engineer, you may also wish to pursue employment as a civil engineer, construction manager, or environmental engineer.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Construction Engineering
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- Construction Management Association of America
- American Institute of Constructors
Publications/Magazines in Construction Engineering