Construction Engineering Bachelors Degree

Construction engineering combines traditional areas of civil engineering with construction management. The construction engineering curriculum offers a balance of coursework in engineering analysis, engineering design, construction practice, and construction management. Graduates of construction engineering are required to master technical content and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management and project control. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who are able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of construction projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the construction industry.

  • Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. Graduates of construction engineering will:

    1. Meet the educational requirements to pursue registration as a professional engineer in the State of Georgia and other states in the nation.
    2. Demonstrate career advancement with increasing responsibility in civil engineering industry as owners, managers, lead engineers, or other key positions of leadership.
    3. Be prepared for graduate studies in civil engineering, construction engineering, and related fields.
  • Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students who complete the program. Students completing the construction engineering program will be able to:

    1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
    2. Apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as appropriate to the discipline.
    3. Design and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    4. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    5. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
    6. Recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge.
    7. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.
    8. Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.

Engineering Standing

Prior to enrolling in upper-level courses, students must meet the requirements needed for the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. View engineering standing requirements.


General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.

    • MATH 1190 - Calculus I
    • MATH 2202 - Calculus II
    • PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
    • PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
    • PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
    • PHYS 2212L - Principles of Physics Laboratory II

Lower Division Major Requirements

    • CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
    • CHEM 1212 - General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 1212L - General Chemistry II Laboratory
    • SURV 2221 - Surveying I
    • SURV 2221L - Surveying I Lab
    • EDG 2160 - Civil Graphics and Computer Aided Drafting
    • One Credit Hour Math excess from Area A
    • One Credit Hour Physics excess from Area D
    • One Credit Hour Math excess from Area D

Upper Division Major Requirements

    • MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations

    • ENVS 2202 Environmental Science (eCore)
    • MATH 3XXX or 4XXX (Any upper-level math course)
    • BIOL 1107 - Biological Principals I

    • ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
    • ENGR 3131 - Strength of Materials
    • ENGR 3132 - Strength of Materials Lab
    • ENGR 3305 - Data Collection and Analysis in Engineering
    • ENGR 3324 - Project Cost Analysis
    • ENGR 3343 - Fluid Mechanics
    • CE 1000 - Orientation to Engineering and Surveying Professions
    • CE 2003 - Engineering Problem Solving
    • CE 3201 - Structural Analysis
    • CE 3501 - Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering
    • CE 3502 - Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering Lab
    • CE 4177 - Transportation Engineering
    • CE 4178 - Highway Design and Construction
    • CE 4800 - Senior Project

    Select one of the following three courses:

    • CE 3701 - Geotechnical Engineering
    • CE 3702 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    • CE 4703 - Engineering Hydrology

    Select one of the following two courses:

    • CE 3202 - Design of Concrete Structures
    • CE 4103 - Design of Steel Structures

    Select one of the following two courses:

    • SURV 4470 - Land Development Design
    • CM 3040 - Building Information Modeling I

    • CM 3110 - Residential and Light Construction Methods
    • CM 3420 - Construction Estimating and Bid Preparation
    • CM 4510 - Construction Scheduling
    • CM 4560 - Construction Project Management
    • CM 4710 - Construction Safety
    • CM 4760 - Construction and Real Estate Property Law

Program Total (129 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements

See listing of requirements 

Note: Program is exempt from WELL 1000 course requirement

Graduation Credit Hour Total (129 Credit Hours)