BS Construction Engineering & Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Degree Overview

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction offers students in the College of Engineering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management. This degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry.

The undergraduate program facilitates the development of critical technical, managerial and professional knowledge and skills required for entry into the construction industry or graduate studies. This body of knowledge includes the decision and optimization methods required to integrate and manage the resources essential to construction operations along with the skills that support the development of ethical, socially responsible, and sustainable solutions for the built environment.

The focus of this degree is construction engineering with management emphasis. The degree retains an emphasis on engineering, with a focus on construction theory and applications, while providing students the opportunity to define the areas of business they wish to study to complement their career goals.

Consistent with the general program goal of facilitating development of student competence necessary for entry into the construction industry or graduate school, the School has developed the following program objectives:

The undergraduate mission of the Construction Engineering program at Virginia Tech is to produce high quality, rigorously educated construction engineers, whose background and education reflect the current level of technology and thought within the profession and who can enter directly into engineering practice or, alternatively, into graduate school for further study. Within a few years of graduation, alumni of this program are expected to possess:

  1. The intellectual ability to critically assess, analyze, integrate and manage construction engineering problems.
  2. An awareness of societal context and how those concerns affect their role as professional engineers and in turn, how their role can enact beneficial change for society.
  3. The values-based leadership and team building skills to effectively function in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, open-ended engineering activities in a professional and ethnical manner, responding dynamically to the social and economic environment that impacts construction.
  4. The communication skills to convey technical information to a variety of audiences that include all construction stakeholders, including the general public.
  5. The ability and desire to engage in life-long learning in order to perpetually develop their construction engineering skills and professional knowledge, e.g. through graduate study, self- study, continuing education, licensure, mentoring, and leadership in their employment organizations, industry associations and professional societies   


                                                    Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

Academic Year     2008-09         2009-10          2010-11         2011-12        2012-13    2013-14

Enrollment                 22                 34                   64                      89               108                  112

BS Degrees Conferred    8               17                   27                      19                33                   18 

*Enrollment census taken in fall semester and reflects seniors, juniors and those sophomore students who have completed all pre-requisites for entry into CEM program.  Each graduating class is capped at 40