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Construction Engineering

Construction engineering addresses construction of the built environment with special emphasis on sustainability. Professionally, construction engineering tends to describe jobs for construction contractors, as well as public/private owners and consultants that manage construction projects. Construction engineers are generally exposed to all civil engineering specialty areas in their daily work as well as scheduling, estimating, project controls, and business development. Employment can be with either large or small organizations and may address general or specialized construction. Examples of constructed facilities include buildings, highways, bridges, rail systems, energy infrastructure, dams, and airports. CEE majors are invited to take Construction Management (CM) courses; however, enrollment cannot always be guaranteed as CM majors have registration priority for CM courses.

Construction engineering senior year faculty mentoring session recordings

2021 Session 2020 Session

This is a general guide. Please consult your faculty mentor for more information. Courses marked * are currently on the BSCE Engineering and Science Electives list.

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Required courses

CEE 440 Professional Practice Studio 2
CEE 441 Transportation and Construction Capstone, or another CEE capstone course options 5

Strongly recommended courses

CEE 291* Introduction to AutoCAD for Civil Engineers 2
CEE 401 Pavement Design for Roads (Online)


CEE 402  Energy Infrastructure (Online)  1
CEE 403 Sustainable and Recyclable Materials (Online) 1
CEE 408 Sustainable Roadway Design and Construction 3
CEE 410 Traffic Engineering Fundamentals 3
CEE 416 Urban Transportation Planning and Design 3
CEE 420 Engineering with Developing Communities 3
CEE 424 GIS for Civil Engineers 3
CEE 433 Design and Construction of Temporary Structures  3
CEE 434 Project Estimating 3
CEE 435 Project Scheduling 3
CEE 436 Foundation Design 3
CEE 454 Design of Timber Structures 3

Recommended courses

CM 423* Construction Law 3
CEE 452 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3
CEE 473 Coastal Engineering I 3
CEE 477 Open-Channel Engineering 3
CEE 490 Air-Pollution Control 3

For complete list of CEE courses, see Course Catalog