Academic Advising for Current Students

Welcome to the CEM family! We are glad that you have chosen to major in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM). This page is designed to provide you with the information that you need to be an informed CEM major. You will find additional links on the right, including the Frequently Asked Questions.


Coursework focuses on newly created courses through Construction Engineering and Management and capitalizes upon established excellence in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Building Construction and the Pamplin College of Business. The majority of courses are drawn from existing curricula in Civil Engineering and Building Construction in addition to specialized courses created by Construction Engineering and Management. Complementary courses from the College of Business add additional knowledge in business.

Classroom instruction in the construction engineering and management program is reinforced by instructional laboratories, field trips and guest lectures by leading construction professionals. The department seeks to employ the latest educational technology and innovative teaching methods.


Construction Engineering and Management majors are assigned an academic advisor within Construction Engineering and Management. The advisor helps guide students throughout their three years in the major. It is recommended that students meet with their advisor at least once a semester to make sure they are on track for graduation. 


Students in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction have the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship program during which they may apply the concepts learned in the classroom in real world applications. The School encourages all students to participate in professional work experience prior to graduation.

Student Involvement and Service

There are a variety of student organizations that students can participate in related to their major.