Undergraduate Construction Engineering Degree
We offer students more than a construction engineering degree.
Purdue’s Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) program offers 100% job placement, lucrative career paths, and the ability to make a global impact through the design and oversight of infrastructure and building projects.
Most engineering students want to design and build something that matters.
However, many students rush to declare a major without understanding all of their options—leaving them to wonder if they’ve made the right decision.
You can make an impact while solving the most complex infrastructure challenges.
Our construction engineering degree provides a strong hands-on component through internships, community-based project builds, and one-on-one research with a faculty member in your chosen area of interest, plus:
We are successful in placing new engineers into lucrative career paths 100% of the time because of our long-standing partnerships with industry leaders all over the world.
This provides a unique opportunity to help each student achieve their version of success. And many participate in student organizations that strengthen their connections both on and off-campus.
My internship with Power Construction exceeded my expectations. It was a rewarding and fulfilling experience that motivated me to continue my academic and professional journey in construction.
Over the summer I worked with Mortenson Construction on a wind farm. The project we were on was in the early phases, so we were just working on foundations. We got to travel to other Mortenson Projects that were almost completed so we could climb the towers and get the whole picture. It was a really great experience and I'd recommend always talking up new opportunities during your Internships!
In Capstone, we learn first-hand about the aspects of construction projects that most of us have not encountered during our internships, such as the early design phases and the detailed process of planning physical construction work. I believe [Capstone] has made me and my fellow peers well-rounded and more knowledgeable individuals prepared to take on many of the challenges we may face in the construction industry.
The world is demanding innovative engineers who have the skills to manage people as well as the ability to design, build, and manage projects.
Our construction engineering degree program balances theory and practice with a strong industry-driven curriculum that is grounded in traditional and emerging areas in engineering as well as management principles and applications.
Like all engineering programs, you’ll experience a healthy amount of math and mechanical principles—plus, you can gain experience in specialties like environmental engineering, electrical engineering, and building information modeling.
You'll also be utilizing the latest cutting-edge tools in engineering like 3D printing and augmented reality. In the very near future, you could be using these tools to design a:
• Football stadium
• Mixed-use economic development project
• Massive suspension bridge
You could even be supervising a crew renovating a hospital or an office complex or generating the plans for a construction project and overseeing the teams who build it.
Learn how CEM can help you use your skills to make a difference, build beautiful structures, and solve the most complex infrastructure challenges.