Majors and Programs

College of Engineering: Construction Engineering

As a construction engineering student you will learn to identify the best methods and techniques of construction to determine construction costs and schedules, propose the best construction sequence, and supervise construction projects. Your coursework will include studies in engineering, math, business, law, and economics. In addition you will choose a specialization from among the following: heavy/highway, building, mechanical, and electrical construction. Iowa State’s close ties to the construction industry allow students to engage in closely simulated experiences in designing construction processes, bidding projects, and planning and scheduling. Construction engineering at Iowa State is by far the largest one of only seven fully accredited engineering degree-granting programs in existence. With a construction engineering degree from Iowa State, you will be able to choose from a variety of career paths, such as building skyscrapers, transportation systems, educational facilities, and mall—places where people live, work, and play.

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