Construction Engineering Colleges and Schools in the U.S.

Construction engineering is the planning, management and building of structures like bridges, buildings, dams and roads. There are many U.S. universities offering degrees in construction engineering. Read on to learn about some things to keep in mind while selecting a construction engineering program.

How to Select a Construction Engineering School

The first thing students should look for when selecting a construction engineering school is accreditation. The American Council for Construction Education accredits more than 50 schools across the United States. All accredited schools adhere to certain standards available for viewing at the council's website (www.acce-hq.org).

It's also important to keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure that there is a strong business department within the college or university. Construction engineers should understand planning, organizing, controlling and directing projects from the blueprint to the workers.
  • Look for a program that offers internship opportunities and up-to-date computer hardware and software so students can gain real-life experience while using the same technological systems as those on the job site.
  • Students may want to consider furthering their education with a master's degree. Master's students can focus on one of several specializations, like management, operations and methods. Online master's programs exist as well.

Schools with Construction Engineering Programs

College/University Institution Type
Purdue University-Main Campus 4-year, Public
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 4-year, Public
The University of Alabama 4-year, Public
Iowa State University 4-year, Public
University of New Mexico-Main Campus 4-year, Public
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 4-year, Public
The University of Texas at El Paso 4-year, Public
Oregon State University 4-year, Public
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo 4-year, Public
North Dakota State University-Main Campus 4-year, Public

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