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Construction Engineering
Construction engineers are responsible for overseeing the construction of airports, malls, schools, manufacturing facilities, highways, high rise structures, water treatment plants and much more. Recent graduates with a degree in construction engineering may find themselves planning a new project, organizing work staff, setting up schedules, and considering safety issues.

Construction engineers may be involved in financial planning, working with subcontractors, and interacting with clients on an ongoing basis. With experience and accomplishments on several projects, a construction engineer may move up through management and have more responsibility for the overall project. Some construction engineers with broad experience decide to start their own construction firms.

Preparation
Those interested in a career in construction engineering should consider reviewing engineering programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Construction engineering students take courses such as Statics and Dynamics, Materials, Surveying, Engineering Practice, Probability, Thermodynamics, Structures, and Construction Management. The following is a list of all U.S. universities
offering accredited degree programs in construction engineering. Be sure to check with ABET for updates and changes.

Co-ops
Students seeking construction engineering jobs enhance their employment opportunities by participating in internship or co-op programs offered through their schools. These experiences provide the students with broad knowledge and experience, making them more attractive candidates to employers. Many universities offer co-op and internship programs for students studying construction engineering. Click here for more information.

Professional Organizations

American Society of Civil Engineers
Construction Institute

 


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