Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering

On July 22, 2017, the NM Department of Labor released good news about construction jobs!  Construction showed the largest percentage gain at +8.1%.

Construction Engineering, a blend of engineering, construction, and construction management courses, prepares students to work in the construction industry as professional engineers.  It is similar to Construction Management but with more emphasis on engineering and technical courses.  This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The BSConE requires 125 credits of coursework including study of the physical sciences, math and engineering in the first two years followed by upper level classes in civil engineering and construction.  A senior design course requires students from all the degree programs to work on real engineering projects.  Technical courses are complemented by writing, humanities, social science, and foreign language classes.

Technical electives should be selected in consultation with your advisor, but generally include any 400-level course offered in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an increase of 11% in new civil engineering jobs by 2026. The BLS also noted the median annual wage for a civil engineer was $83,540 in May 2016.  The job sector of civil engineering as a whole includes construction engineers.