Partnering with Industry

The Purdue Construction Engineering program was conceived and initiated by an industry/university partnership. In 1972 a group of Indiana construction contractors approached the Purdue administration to propose an engineering degree program focused on the needs of the construction industry. The resulting curriculum, internship requirement, and ongoing liaison between faculty and practitioners relies on close industry participation as an essential element of the program.

By design, therefore, the mission and goals of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering (BSCNE) program are vitally tied to industry involvement. The stated mission of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management is as follows:

To prepare undergraduate engineers to serve the construction industry as professional engineers and managers.

Included among our goals are to be responsive to the needs of the construction industry, to involve practitioners in the CNE program, and to provide adequate numbers and quality of BSCNE graduates.

Employers interested in hiring Purdue Construction Engineering and Management students can register with our online database. Following registration companies can request to set up on-campus interviews and access student resumes. Students can also access company postings, sign up for interviews, and post resumes online. Employers interested in hiring Purdue Construction Engineering students can find information on the Purdue Construction Engineering Industry Opportunities page.