BS Construction Engineering 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 benchmarks for career and professional accomplishments that the degree program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. Graduates of the Construction Engineering program will be able to:

    1. Meet the requirements to pursue and attain registration as a professional engineer in the State of Georgia and other states in the nation.
    2. Demonstrate success and/or leadership in their engineering professions. 
    3. Successfully engage in graduate studies and professional development in Construction engineering and other related professional 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 engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
    3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    4. 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.
    5. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
    6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
    7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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.

BS Construction Engineering Curriculum

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)