The Construction Engineering major integrates engineering, construction and management courses. This program is designed for those fulfilling the construction industry's need for licensed professional engineers. It resembles the construction management program but provides greater emphasis on engineering, scientific, and technical courses so the requirements for licensure are met.
Courses in Construction Engineering focus on the need to specialize in construction's technological and applied aspects. Courses concentrate on the application of engineering principles to solve real world construction problems.
The program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (B.S.), with a major option in Construction Engineering (CONE). The B.S. Degree in Construction Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- Develops engineering and leadership skills
- Emphasis on current technological advancements relating to information systems
- Instructions include the very latest construction procedures and techniques such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Numerous internship and career opportunities available
Degrees Offered in Construction Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering (B.S.)
- Master of Engineering with a focus in Construction (M.Eng.)
- Master of Science (Construction) (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Construction) (Ph.D.)
- Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain in good standing in the college
- Construction industry internships are required prior to graduation; internships are available with local and national construction firms
- A minimum of 131 credit hours is required to earn this degree
Educational Objectives for the Construction Engineering Program
The Construction Engineering program seeks to produce graduates who attain professional and career achievement. Professional achievement pertains to becoming a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Professional Constructor. Career achievement involves contributing to society by working in an occupation related to the architecture-engineering-construction industry.
The Construction Engineering program is offered at The Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha; coursework leading to a degree in Construction Engineering is also offered on the UNL Lincoln City Campus for the first two years. The school’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities include:
- Engineering graphics (e.g., CAD)
- Estimating and scheduling
- Electrical systems
- Structural systems
- Mechanical systems
- BIM and visualization laboratory
Career Opportunities for Construction Engineering Majors
- Commercial Construction
- Highway/Heavy Construction
- Mechanical/Electrical/Specialty Construction
- Construction Finance
- Construction Marketing
- Construction Design/Development
- Construction Management
- Residential Construction
Recent Employers of UNL Construction Engineering Graduates
- Black & Veatch
- Hawkins Construction
- Hardrock Concrete Placement Co. Inc.
- Johnson Controls
- Kirkham Michael
- Lusardi Construction
- Peter Kiewit & Sons
- Oakview Construction
- The Weitz Co.
- Western Construction Group
- Waldinger, Inc.
Construction Engineering Courses
Students interested in Construction Engineering should:
- OMAHA CAMPUS:
- Visit our campus in Omaha at The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
- Apply for Admission (student in our Omaha programs fill out the University of Nebraska at Omaha application)