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Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Degree

When you’re a construction engineer, you’re the one person on site who is an engineering expert, a business leader and a project manager all rolled into one. 

In Georgia Southern University’s Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, you’ll get classroom lessons that incorporate real-world practice. You’ll become a bridge between professionals in civil engineering and construction management, using technical, analytical, and management skills to ensure safe and efficient delivery of the combined efforts of a multidisciplinary team.

Our B.S. in Construction Engineering program emphasizes hands-on learning and community service as the keys to preparing for a dynamic career in construction engineering. You’ll have access to many experiences, resources, and organizations outside of the classroom, ranging from labs, competitions, co-ops, internships and undergraduate research.

Construction Engineering Specializations

With our bachelor’s degree in construction engineering, you’ll get the technical and professional skills to lead the teams that build the structures and facilities that support everyday life. Specialize in a variety of construction engineering areas, including:

  • Bridge structures
  • Building/Civil information modeling
  • Environmental engineering
  • Green and sustainable construction
  • Operations management
  • Quality and risk management
  • Soils and foundations
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water and wastewater systems

Construction Engineering Student Organizations

We encourage our construction engineering students to go beyond simple classroom instruction, and get involved in student organizations that provide great opportunities for networking, internships, scholarships and more

What is Construction Engineering?

Construction engineering is the professional field that focuses on designing, planning and managing the construction, maintenance and rebuilding of infrastructural facilities. These include roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, buildings and water treatment facilities. 

A construction engineer is the key to successfully completing a construction project. They are equipped with the knowledge and skills to coordinate a team that includes civil engineers and construction managers to solve technical challenges of complex construction projects in ways that best meet the unique demands of a particular environment.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction engineering, you’ll have the technical skills, business knowledge, and communication capability to serve as a leader on construction projects. 

Jobs in Construction Engineering

The B.S. in Construction Engineering degree at Georgia Southern meets the growing demand from students and employers for engineering programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in all branches of civil engineering (including construction engineering) are expected to grow by 6% between now and 2028. In 2019, the average median salary for civil engineers was $87,060 per year, or $41.86 per hour.

$87,060 per year
in 2019

Growth rate of 6%
expected through 2028

Jobs in construction engineering include:

  • Construction manager
  • Engineering technician
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Project engineer
  • Transportation engineer
  • Bridge engineer
  • Highway civil engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Facilities manager

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Civil Engineering and Construction

Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8077
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: 912-478-1894
Fax: 912-478-1885
Email: cecm@georgiasouthern.edu

Physical Address

Engineering Building, Rm. 1120A
201 COBA Drive, Building 232
Statesboro, GA 30458

Last updated: 8/31/2020

Civil Engineering & Construction • P.O. Box 8077 • Statesboro, Georgia 30460 • 912-478-1894