Construction Engineering 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 crystallize 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.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Introduction to Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Civil Infrastructure, Geo-Spatial and Environmental Modeling
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in construction engineering, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.