The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers an undergraduate option in construction engineering and management. Students taking the CEM option will earn an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in civil engineering. The transcript and graduate certificate will indicate the CEM option.

Students pursuing the CEM option take the same core courses in mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, communications, and liberal studies as do the other civil engineering students. The applied engineering requirements within the CEM curriculum differ from those of CEE in that students are required to complete courses in construction management and courses in the School of Business. Students must also complete two 1-credit co-op or internship experiences. The total number of credits required for the CEM option is 131 instead of 128.

NOTE: These requirements for applied engineering are not applicable to the general civil (CEE) or environmental engineering (EV).

Civil & Environmental Engineering Courses21
Business Courses6
Total Credits27


Choose one:3
Steel Structures I
Concrete Structures I
Must take:
CIV ENGR 578 Senior Capstone Design 14
Select one of the following:3
Building Information Modeling (BIM) 2
Hydrologic Design
Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Engineering
Water Treatment Plant Design
Wood Structures I
Hazardous Waste Management
Seepage and Slopes
Retaining Structures
Geometric Design of Transport Facilities
Traffic Control
Advanced Pavement Design
Highway Bridges
CIV ENGR/​BSE  491 Legal Aspects of Engineering3
CIV ENGR 492 Integrated Project Estimating and Scheduling3
Students must take two 1-credit co-ops or internships. A summer internship equals 1 credit; a co-op equals 1 credit.2
Select one of the following:3
Electrical Systems for Construction
Mechanical Systems for Construction
Select two of the following:6
Accounting Principles
Introduction to Finance
Managing Organizations
The Real Estate Process
Residential Property Development
Total Credits27