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Undergraduate Construction Engineering Degree

We offer students more than a construction engineering degree.

Purdue’s Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) program offers 100% job placement, lucrative career paths, and the ability to make a global impact through the design and oversight of infrastructure and building projects.

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

However, many students rush to declare a major without understanding all of their options—leaving them to wonder if they’ve made the right decision.

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You can make an impact while solving the most complex infrastructure challenges.

Our construction engineering degree provides 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, plus:

100% Job Placement

We are successful in placing new engineers into lucrative career paths 100% of the time because of our long-standing partnerships with industry leaders all over the world.

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Lucrative Career Paths

Our graduates enjoy lucrative careers as general contractors, business owners, consultants, and project managers—and work in industries including aviation, oil and gas, healthcare, sustainable energy, and just about everywhere else you can imagine.

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Innovative Internships

Beyond offering a strong hands-on component through community-based project builds and one-on-one research with faculty members, three paid internships are required—with options to work overseas.

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Small Class Sizes

This provides a unique opportunity to help each student achieve their version of success. And many participate in student organizations that strengthen their connections both on and off-campus.

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  • Chicoyah H.
    My internship with Power Construction exceeded my expectations. It was a rewarding and fulfilling experience that motivated me to continue my academic and professional journey in construction.
    Chicoyah H.
    Class of 2023
  • Philip F.
    Over the summer I worked with Mortenson Construction on a wind farm. The project we were on was in the early phases, so we were just working on foundations. We got to travel to other Mortenson Projects that were almost completed so we could climb the towers and get the whole picture. It was a really great experience and I'd recommend always talking up new opportunities during your Internships!
    Philip F.
    Class of 2023
  • Samantha D.
    In Capstone, we learn first-hand about the aspects of construction projects that most of us have not encountered during our internships, such as the early design phases and the detailed process of planning physical construction work. I believe [Capstone] has made me and my fellow peers well-rounded and more knowledgeable individuals prepared to take on many of the challenges we may face in the construction industry.
    Samantha D.
    Class of 2022

The world is demanding innovative engineers who have the skills to manage people as well as the ability to design, build, and manage projects.

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Our construction engineering graduates make a global impact.