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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Connect with us.
- Discuss your goals.
- 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.
The engineering field is becoming more complex and the industry demands innovative engineers who can help solve real-world challenges.
Industry leaders partner with our division in order to develop engineers capable of making an impact on the world and solving infrastructure and building challenges.
We’ll 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 have the opportunity to develop additional expertise in multiple fields of study including mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, leadership management, building information modeling, and many other options through minors.
As a student within the CEM program, you’ll benefit from:
• Small class sizes
• Innovative internships
• 100% job placement
• Lucrative career paths
Connect with us to discuss your interests and create a plan that turns your passions into a lucrative career.
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.