College of Engineering
Construction engineers design and execute processes for building and maintaining the infrastructure of our world. The tools of the trade for today’s successful construction engineer include the following: strong math, science, and computer skills; creativity; an aptitude for applying science and engineering methods to solve problems; a love of building structures such as bridges, airports, buildings, dams, and highways; an interest in working indoors and outdoors; initiative and a strong work ethic; the ability to collaborate with diverse people; good communications skills; and a desire to learn in a constantly changing environment.
Students in the Construction Engineering program have the opportunity to develop additional expertise in mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, management, building information modeling, and many other options through minors in these fields. They complete three 12-week paid internships, usually during the summer with opportunities across the country. They work as paid employees in the construction industry and perform increasingly responsible duties in field operations, office operations and project management. The program also provides global opportunities, from service trips to Ecuador to foster relationships and help build structures to better a community to internship/study abroad opportunities across the world.