BS Construction Engineering

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.

The University of Utah's BS degree in Construction Engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

Credit earned through Advanced Placement courses in high school may be substituted for corresponding University-level courses, if the credit appears on the student’s University of Utah transcript.  Any student who does not feel prepared to continue the math or science sequences, you may choose not to utilize your AP scores.  For the full list of AP scores accepted by the University of Utah, click here.

Chemistry – 3 -CHEM 1210
Chemistry – 4 CHEM 1210 CHEM 1220
Chemistry – 5 CHEM 1220 -
Calculus AB – 3- MATH 1210 or MATH 1310
Calculus AB – 4 or 5MATH 1210 MATH 1310 or MATH 1220
Calculus BC - 3 MATH 1210 or 1310MATH 1220 or MATH 1320
Calculus BC – 4 or 5 MATH 1210 and MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 MATH 1320 or MATH 1321 or MATH 2210
Economics (Microeconomics only) – 3 or 4 or 5 ECON 2010-
Physics C (Mechanics) – 3 -PHYS 2210
Physics C (Mechanics) – 4 or 5 PHYS 2210PHYS 2220
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) - 3 PHYS 2210PHYS 2220
Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) – 4 or 5PHYS 2220-
Statistics – 4 or 5 CVEEN 2310-


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. 


The Construction Engineering Handbook is a very important resource that outlines our program's plan of study, policies, and requirements for graduation. Please review this handbook carefully and reach out to an advisor if you have any questions.