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Construction Engineering and Management major

Put simply, construction engineers make things happen. They take plans created by civil engineers and architects and convert them into the grandest realities. They build things — big things — roads, skyscrapers, power plants, sports facilities, you name it. Construction engineers love to build, and they revel in the challenges each project presents: unique locations, team members, climates, budget and legal issues. Construction engineers are adept problem solvers who know how to manage costs, people and schedules.


Our program turns students into professional engineers with the necessary skills in business and law to become leaders in the construction engineering and management field — an example of the growing trend to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and create new areas of specialization.

Course of action.

Students in the construction engineering major learn to use mathematics, science and engineering to analyze problems and design a construction process. The building boom on Marquette’s campus gives students the chance to visit job sites, the perfect opportunity to crystalize the theories taught in the classroom.


It's required. Construction engineering and management places emphasis on practical experience and manager-level training. The engineering co-op program gives you an edge over other engineering students, and co-op experiences pay handsomely, too.


You cannot become an effective leader without strong communication skills. Our construction engineering major stresses leadership and communication skills and the importance of professionalism and ethics, essential elements of well educated engineers.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Introduction to Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Computing, Analysis, Design, and Communication
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Calculus I & II
  • Introduction to Economics



  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Professional Development for Engineers
  • Introduction to Civil Infrastructure, Geo-Spatial, and Environmental Modeling
  • Statics
  • Introduction to Building Information Modeling
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics I & II
  • Differential Equations
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting


  • Construction Materials and Methods
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
  • Law for Engineers
  • Structural Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Statistical Methods
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Public Speaking


  • Construction Planning Scheduling and Control
  • Construction Equipment and Methods
  • Civil Engineering Capstone Design
  • Construction Cost Analysis and Estimating
  • Technical Electives
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Theology Elective
  • Theory of Ethics


You might like the Construction Engineering and Management major if you

✓ Are strong in math and science

✓ Are interested in problem solving

✓ Want to blend business and law courses into your engineering focus to analyze problems and design a construction process

What can you do with a major in Construction Engineering and Management?

Construction Engineering and Management Construction engineers are in high demand, and Marquette's urban location and proximity to large construction companies give our students a competitive edge. This major prepares you to apply engineering methods to analyze problems and design a construction process.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in Construction Engineering.

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