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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Turn your passion into a career where you’ll influence every aspect of a construction project.


Our engineering program offers 100% job placement, lucrative career paths, and the ability to impact others through the design and oversight of infrastructure and building projects.

Most engineering students want to design and build something that matters.

Many first-year engineering students rush to declare a major without understanding all of their options. This leaves many worrying if they’ve made the right choice.

We know that if you’re like most other students, you want to use your skills to make a difference. This is why it’s important not to rush into a decision. Take the time to fully understand your options.

CEM gives you the ability to impact others through the design, development, and management of infrastructure and building projects.


Our program will help you turn your passion for engineering and architecture into a career where your leadership, designs, and oversight influence every aspect of a construction project. 

You’ll graduate with a degree in Construction Engineering (BSCNE), a rich understanding of engineering theories and management principles, an ability to apply these to real-world construction projects, and industry experience that results in multiple job offers—even before graduation.


Our program offers:

  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative internships
  • 100% job placement
  • Lucrative career paths



Our program was initiated and crafted by a direct need from the industry, and they continue to drive our program’s success. 

Purdue's Construction Engineering and Management program balances theory and practice. Our strong curriculum gives students a solid grounding in the theory behind traditional and emerging areas in construction engineering as well as management principles and applications.



We provide a strong hands-on component through internships, community-based project builds, and one-on-one research with a faculty member in your chosen area of interest.


If you are intrigued by engineering and architecture, we want to help you turn that passion into a career where your leadership, designs, and oversight influence every aspect of a construction project. 

Click below to learn how CEM can help you use your skills to make a difference, build beautiful structures, and solve the most complex infrastructure challenges.

Small Class Sizes
One of the biggest advantages to the CEM program is having small class sizes. This gives us the unique opportunity to really get to know each student. This is extremely impactful to students because we can help guide them and give them a real sense of what they will be doing once they graduate.

Many alumni have shared that the hands-on experience they received from their professors, advisors, our staff, and on-campus and internship work was extremely valuable to their success while attending Purdue as well as building a lucrative career.
Innovative Internships
Another major advantage to our program and why most students receive job offers before they even graduate is our innovative internship program.

You will have three internship requirements starting the summer between your freshman and sophomore year. We know what you’re thinking—”I literally have no idea what I’m doing, how can I intern this early?”

The beauty of our internships is that our program was built by the industry. They needed us. So, we have amazing industry partners that will help you become an extremely capable engineer from the ground up. You have no reason to worry or be anxious. These internships are some of the most rewarding times you’ll have as a student.
100% Job Placement
Yeah, that’s not a typo. CEM has a perfect score when it comes to helping our students find a career and a company they love. This is because of our tremendous partnership power within the industry and a low student-to-professor ratio.

We have the opportunity to get to know each student and help them achieve their version of success by linking them with the right industry partner.
Lucrative Career Paths
CEM offers countless opportunities for building your career. This tremendous asset is built upon our decades of successful industry partnerships from all around the world.

Most of our students have the opportunity to intern with the same company for all three years. And, this typically results in a job offer prior to graduation.

From positions like Project Engineer to CEO and starting salaries of $70,000, you’ll forge a strong path to success with a degree in CEM.

Learn if CEM is the right program for you.

  1. Connect with us.
  2. Discuss your goals.
  3. Understand your options.

Construction Engineering and Management Corporate Partners

Our corporate partners are invested in helping you turn your passion for engineering and architecture into a career where your leadership, design, and oversight influence every aspect of a construction project.

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Choose an engineering career where your leadership, designs, and oversight influences every aspect of a construction project.


Learn how CEM can help you use your skills to make a difference, build beautiful structures, and solve the most complex infrastructure challenges.