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Construction Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Construction Engineering involves the planning, design, and management of construction facilities, such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. The construction of such projects requires knowledge of engineering, management, economics, and business. 

Construction Engineering is differentiated from Construction Management from the standpoint of the use of math, science, and engineering to design projects and processes and analyze problems. 

Construction Engineering is involved in a variety of construction disciplines, including commercial, residential, transportation, and infrastructure systems. Construction Engineers are also involved in the engineering design of temporary structures, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, material procurement, selection of equipment, and cost control. Due to their diverse skills, there is a very high demand for Construction Engineers.

The Construction Engineering program at North Dakota State University is designed for those who want to work in the construction industry and enjoy the status of a professional engineer. Thorough knowledge of the physical sciences, math, and engineering are developed during the first two years followed by construction management and engineering courses. The technical side of the program is balanced with requirements in writing, humanities, social science, and communications.

Career Opportunities

Construction engineering graduates are in high demand after graduation by contractors in all types of construction, from design-construction firms to large owners who have continuing construction projects. Positions available include field engineer, office engineer, project engineer, project controls engineer, superintendent and project manager. Summer employment in the construction industry is also available to construction engineering students.  The members of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of North Dakota, as well as other construction firms, provide summer jobs for our students every year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: 01 May deadline for the fall semester

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Construction Management and Engineering
  • Construction Graphic Communications
  • Construction Documents and Codes
  • Calculus 
  • College Composition 
  • General Chemistry 
  • Engineering Mechanics 
  • General Chemistry  Laboratory
  • Economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • The online application for admission
  • A nonrefundable application fee
  • Official academic records for all institutions attended and national exams taken
  • A copy of official financial documentation from a bank official or sponsoring government, showing available funds equivalent to estimated annual costs for one year of attendance
  • A copy of your passport and other immigration documents, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13925 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7957 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7957 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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