BS Construction Engineering

BS Construction

The rapidly growing economy in Utah and many parts of the country requires construction of new roads, houses, and commercial buildings.  Construction Engineers are needed to build these projects. 

Construction Engineering at the University of Utah is a hybrid program that will prepare you to enter this exciting field: you will learn scientific, mathematical, engineering, and management principles so that you can plan, design, and build commercial and residential buildings. As a Construction Engineering student, you will take courses in both Civil Engineering fundamentals—such as structural principles, site analysis, foundations, computer-assisted design, evaluation and testing, and materials—and instruction in construction courses, such as those related to contracting, project management, and laws and regulations.

Meet with an Academic Advisor to learn more and to plan out your schedule.  

Construction student working with concrete in the High Bay Lab in Layton, one of the buildings for Construction Engineering students.

During their senior year, students engage with real clients to engineer integrated design solutions through Salt Lake County in the two course sequence called Professional Practice & Design (4900 and 4910). Learn more about the capstone experience.


The following is a suggested four-year schedule for a BS in Construction Engineering. Taking these courses in the years shown will ensure that you have the prerequisites for the following year’s courses. All students take the same engineering courses during their freshman, sophomore, and part of their junior years. Students then select different technical electives to take during their junior and senior year. 

Traditional Math Flowchart

Engineering Math Flowchart

Articulation Guide

The articulation guide is a useful tool to determine what classes can transfer to the U. This guide outlines the courses that will directly transfer from other in-state institutions. If you have any questions about these courses, feel free to reach out to an advisor. 


Please review the department policies carefully and reach out to an advisor if you have any questions.