Construction Undergraduate

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Construction engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction and maintenance of structures and facilities. They prepare detailed plans and specifications, estimate quantities and costs of materials and labor, prepare written documents such as proposals for contracts, test materials to be used, determine solutions to engineering problems, supervise construction and maintenance of projects, inspect existing or newly constructed projects and recommend repairs, perform technical research, and determine the impact of constructions on the environment.

Program Description

In the Construction Engineering program, you will study mathematics; general education subjects; basic sciences and business, as well as construction engineering, methods, procedures, codes and contracts, scheduling, estimating, and management. You will also develop oral and written communication skills.


To enter the Construction Engineering program you should have completed, in high school, at least three and a half years of college preparatory mathematics, including trigonometry, and two years of basic science such as physics and chemistry. If you lack some of this background, you may select courses at WMU to prepare you to enter the program. Transfer credit from other college universities will be granted for courses that satisfy WMU’s requirement.

More information on the degrees in construction engineering can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog