Facts & Statistics
Construction and Building Engineers design and execute processes for building and maintaining structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. The tools of the trade for today’s successful Construction and Building Engineer include the following: strong math, science, and computer skills; creativity; an aptitude for applying science and engineering methods to solve problems; a love of building structures such as bridges, airports, buildings, dams, and highways; an interest in working indoors and outdoors; initiative and a strong work ethic; the ability to collaborate with diverse people; good communications skills; and a desire to learn in a constantly changing environment.
Construction and Building Engineers engage in the design of temporary structures, quality assurance and quality control, building and site layout surveys, on site material testing, concrete mix design, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, safety engineering, materials procurement, and cost engineering and budgeting.
During the years 2005–2009, the Department of Construction and Building Engineering granted 206 bachelor degrees and 29 master’s degrees. During the same period, the undergraduate enrollment was 511 students. The skills and qualities earned by our graduates are the main reason for their professional excellence, which elucidates the escalating enrollment trends.