Construction Engineering

Major Requirements

Major: Construction Engineering

Degree Type: B.S.Cons.E.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 129

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 30 credits must be NDSU resident credits.  Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
  6. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  7. Students presenting transfer credit must meet the NDSU residence credits and the minimum upper level credit. Of the 30 credits earned in residence, a minimum of 15 semester credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above, and 15 semester credits must be in the student’s curricula for their declared major.

For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.

University General Education Requirements

Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable.  Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.

  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

major requirements

Construction Engineering Core Requirements
CM&E 111Introduction to Construction Management and Engineering1
CM&E 200Construction Documents and Codes3
CM&E 204Construction Surveying3
CM&E 212Construction Graphic Communications3
CM&E 240Financial Cost Concepts for Construction Managers3
CM&E 301Construction Technology and Equipment3
CM&E 305Pre-Construction Management3
CM&E 315Specifications and Contracts3
CM&E 380Construction Estimating: Quantities and Costs3
CM&E 403Scheduling and Project Control3
CM&E 405Construction Support Operations3
CM&E 489Construction Design Capstone3
CE 303
Civil Engineering Materials
and Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
CE 309Fluid Mechanics3
CE 316Soil Mechanics3
CE 343Structural Engineering and Analysis4
CE 400 Level Courses: Select 12 credits from the following:12
Sustainable Design and Construction
Bridge Engineering and Management
Bridge Evaluation and Rehabilitation
Design of Site Erosion Control
Reinforced Concrete
Water Resources and Supply
Design of Pre-stressed Concrete
Slope Stability and Retaining Walls
Pavement Design
Open Channel Flow
Timber and Form Design
Finite Element Analysis
Structural Steel Design
Foundation Engineering
Designing with Geosynthetics
Water Quality Management
ME 221Engineering Mechanics I3
ME 222Engineering Mechanics II3
ME 223Mechanics of Materials3
MATH 128Introduction to Linear Algebra1
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 259Multivariate Calculus3
MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations3
BUSN 431Business Law I-Contracts, Property and Torts3
CHEM 121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 122General Chemistry II3
ENGL 320Business and Professional Writing3
or ENGL 321 Writing in the Technical Professions
ENGR 327Ethics, Engineering, and Technology3
GEOL 105Physical Geology3
or GEOL 106 The Earth Through Time
PHYS 252University Physics II4
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Select one from the following:3
Elements of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Total Credits112

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for transfer students to be admitted to the B.S. in construction engineering program.