Construction Engineering (B.S. in Engineering)

Do you aspire to oversee a construction project—taking a design to completion and being integral to planning, design, and execution of varied projects involving structures and facilities? If you envision a hands-on career helping bring safe and sustainable projects to communities, earning your bachelor's degree from WMU is a great way to start. 

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  • $65K to $75K median salary for College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates

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  • 97% of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates working full time are satisfied with their jobs

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  • 75+ labs for undergraduate and graduate research

What can I do with a construction engineering degree?

Construction engineers may hold a variety of titles with a range of responsibilities,  including:

  • Construction engineer
  • Project manager
  • Project executive
  • Structural engineer

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in construction engineering are working for companies including:

  • CSM Group
  • Prein & Newhof
  • Siemens Logistics & Assembly Systems
  • Walbridge

Zach Turner, B.S.E.'22

  • I've decided I want to go the construction superintendent route because that's more in-the-field work—scheduling, planning, things of that nature.

    Zach Turner, B.S.E.'22


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Are there scholarships available?

Yes! A number of scholarships are available for students enrolled in the civil engineering program at Western. We encourage you to apply for all scholarships that match your interests, career goals and financial or academic needs.

What will I do in the construction engineering program?

As a construction engineering major, your courses will include

  • Dynamics
  • Soil mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Engineering materials
  • Construction codes, specifications and contracts
  • Structural analysis
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Structural design
  • Estimating, bidding and cost control
  • Construction planning
  • Project management

You will also develop math, basic sciences; methods, procedures, codes; contracts; scheduling, estimating, and management; and oral and written communication skills. 


To be prepared for the construction engineering program, you should have completed the following either at WMU, another college or in high school:

  • at least three and a half years of college preparatory mathematics, including trigonometry
  • two years of basic science such as physics and chemistry

What have other construction engineering students achieved?

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