Plans of Study
Our curriculum moves beyond the walls of the lab and classroom.
Our curriculum cuts across traditional engineering boundaries and provides students with a well-rounded, multidisciplinary education that develops versatile and diverse construction engineers.
The industry needs engineering students to expand their views and start thinking on a global scale.
We’ve revolutionized the CEM curriculum to prepare construction engineers for the demands of designing and building in global and fast-changing environments—including utilizing the latest cutting-edge tools in engineering like 3D printing and augmented reality.
Today’s engineers must have skills to manage people in addition to the ability to design and manage projects.
This is why the CEM curriculum is around 80% construction engineering and 20% management courses and why our classes are taught by industry experts who bring their own real-world experiences to the classroom.
Every undergraduate must complete three internships, gaining valuable field experience in their areas of interest. Beyond internship opportunities, CEM makes learning interactive for students with programs like EPICS, study abroad, cooperative education, and research experiences.
We’re passionate about teaching, coaching, and mentoring students so they excel academically and professionally.
Future Undergraduate Students
Purdue's Construction Engineering and Management program is respected as one of the best by leaders in the construction industry throughout the United States. This is because we develop innovative and versatile engineers that are ready to make a global impact.
Our undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering (BSCNE), is tailored to prepare students for professional work in the construction industry.
Today’s engineers must have skills to manage people in addition to the ability to design and manage projects. This is why our curriculum is around 80% construction engineering and 20% management courses and why our classes are taught by industry experts who bring their own real-world experiences to the classroom.
The degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and many graduates go on to become registered professional engineers.
First-Year Engineering Students
If you are interested in joining the CEM program, please contact advisor Brandon Fulk to schedule a short appointment to discuss the program.
If you are interested in joining CEM from Purdue's First-Year Engineering program, please keep these items in mind:
- September through January is new student processing. You’ll need to complete the New Student Information in the CEM Portal (see link below) and schedule a meeting with Advisor Fulk.
- January through May is when students are placed into internships.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the academic year after December 1st. However, applications are due in January for students who would like priority placement for their first internship.
Minors: BIM, EEE, MGMT
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
CEM degree with an emphasis on Building Information Modeling for students enrolling Summer 2014 to present.
CEM degree with an emphasis on Management for students enrolling Summer 2014 to present.