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Construction Engineering and Management

All students wishing to study this major should apply to General Engineering.

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction offers students in the College of Engineering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM). This degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a management or engineering career in the construction industry. The undergraduate program facilitates the development of critical technical, managerial and professional knowledge and skills required for entry into the construction industry or graduate studies. This body of knowledge includes the decision and optimization methods required to integrate and manage the resources essential to construction operations along with the skills that support the development of safe, ethical, socially responsible, and sustainable solutions for the built environment.

Construction managers plan, direct, and coordinate construction projects, including the building of all types of residential, commercial, and industrial structures, roads, bridges, and other public works projects. Construction managers coordinate and supervise the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction, ensuring the project is completed within time and budget constraints and is compliant with building and safety codes and other regulations. The focus of this degree is construction management with engineering and business management as additional focus areas of study. The degree retains an emphasis on engineering, with a focus on construction theory and applications, while providing students the opportunity to define the areas of business management they wish to study to complement their career goals.

Construction Engineering and Management graduates can pursue a Professional Engineering (PE) license

The Construction Engineering and Management Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (ABET). 

Please enjoy this short video from Dr. Kleiner, the Director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction to get a quick overview of all that the Myers-Lawson School of Construction has to offer.

You can view the CEM advising page for prospective students where you will find the CEM general brochure, the Day in the Life of a CEM Graduate brochure, and the CEM 2022 Checksheet, which includes all of the requirements for a CEM degree.

Please enjoy these short videos to learn more about CEM:

The CEM Student Experience:

Alumni Perspectives:

Career Fair:



The CEM Curriculum: