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Construction engineering focuses on the design and construction processes required to produce facilities and systems that are essential to modern life and infrastructure. The program covers many aspects of the built environment, such as bridges, roads, harbors, airports, industrial facilities, and many others.
Students are given a thorough preparation in the fundamental engineering and design principles for structures, materials, and systems, along with the practical business and management concepts necessary for construction professionals.
Specialization tracks are available in:
- Foundations/Heavy Civil
- Environmental Facilities
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For construction students
In addition to general university scholarships, students are eligible for corporate and privately supported scholarships and achievement awards offered by the School of Design and Construction and Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
The paradigm shift within the modern heavy civil construction industry, with a major focus on the design/build concept, requires that onsite construction managers be equipped with the fundamental technical background in engineering principles to participate in the design, as well as knowledge of estimating, scheduling, contracts, and methods of construction.
The construction engineering major's unique combination of engineering and management principles prepares graduates to excel in the large and rapidly expanding construction industry.
WSU graduates are typically recruited to positions in building construction and heavy civil construction, working for general contractors or subcontractors. Other opportunities include careers with architectural and engineering firms, government agencies, utility companies, and oil and natural resource industries.