Construction Engineering Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Construction engineers work with architects and other engineering specialists to design and build structures such as buildings, bridges, highways, airports, and railroads. A construction engineering career requires business and technical skills, since construction engineers plan and manage complicated construction processes.
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Programs:
  • Computer Numerical Control Machinist

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Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.


Locations:  Arlington, TX
Programs:
  • Computer Numerical Control Machinist

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Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.


Locations:  Pittsburgh, PA
Programs:
  • AS - Civil Engineering Technology
  • AS - Architectural Building Engineering
  • BS - Architectural Building Engineering
  • And more...

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New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, co-educational technical university offering over 50 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. As a leader in technical career education in southern New England, New England Institute of Technology (also known as New England Tech or NEIT) is committed to providing hands-on technological programs that prepare graduates for positions of leadership in the technical, industrial, business, and allied health communities. Most of our associate degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months, and bachelor’s degree programs in as little as three years. Last year, over 3,000 students chose New England Tech for the hands-on laboratory and classroom training that provides the necessary skills to begin their technical careers.


Locations:  Warwick, RI
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Profile of a Construction Engineer

Construction engineers draw on versatile training to manage all stages of construction. Roles include: building and site layout surveys, planning and project management, materials procurement and testing, cost management, and safety engineering. The broad job description: construction engineers solve problems, collaborate and communicate with other construction professionals, and coordinate complex projects.

How to Prepare for a Career in Construction Engineering

Prepare for this interdisciplinary career by earning a construction engineering degree. The standard qualification for a construction engineering career is the four-year Bachelor of Science in construction engineering. Other construction engineering degrees include: associate degree (two years undergraduate), Master of Science in construction engineering (two years graduate), and MBA in engineering management (one to two years professional school). College programs provide broad technical and business training. Construction engineering classes include:
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Construction design
  • Construction management
  • Construction engineering business administration
When earning a higher-level construction engineering degree, specialize in areas such as safety engineering, structural design, heavy construction, facility management, or 'design-build' construction engineering training.

Construction Engineering Career Outlook

Construction engineers are essentially civil engineers with strong management and business training. Civil engineers can expect job growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's 2008 predictions. However, the economic slowdown has slowed the construction industry. So, the Bureau of Labor Statistic's original prediction, 24 percent growth from 2008 to 2018, may not be accurate. Construction engineers earned $78,560 in 2008. Construction engineers are leaders in the design and management of large-scale construction projects, from skyscrapers to civil infrastructure.