What Can You Do With a Major in Construction Engineering and Management?

Construction engineering and management major careers and jobs

Construction projects of all types require skilled management, as well as traditional engineering skills, and Marquette's broad-based, interdisciplinary major in construction engineering and management enables you to get a job in the construction industry after graduation or pursue graduate studies. The construction industry accounts for more than $1.2 trillion annually — nearly 9 percent — of the nation's gross national product and employs nearly 7.7 million people. It's an extremely large industry, and construction engineers are in high demand. Marquette's urban location and proximity to large construction companies give our students a competitive edge. We maintain close relationships with local contractors and use local construction professionals as guest speakers, adjunct instructors and co-op mentors.

Jobs for construction engineering and management majors

Jobs for civil engineers (which includes the subspecialty of construction engineering) are expected to grow by 24 percent through 2018, much faster than the average for other occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marquette's major in construction engineering and management prepares you for work as a construction project manager or in other roles at major construction firms.

Though Marquette's program is still young (we were the first Catholic university to offer a major in construction engineering and management), full-time and co-op employers already include:

  • McShane Cos.
  • Mortenson Construction
  • Kiewit Construction
  • Paric Construction
  • Kapur
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Marquette University
  • The Walsh Group
  • Aldridge Electric
  • F.H. Paschen
  • Findorff

Additional resources for careers in construction engineering and management