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Construction Engineering (CONE) B.S.

The U.S. Department of Education defines a Construction Engineering educational program as:

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific, mathematical, and management principles to the planning, design, and building of facilities and structures. Includes instruction in civil engineering, structural principles, site analysis, computer-assisted design, geology, evaluation and testing, materials, contracting, project management, graphic communications, and applicable laws and regulations.

Construction engineering is involved in the planning, management, and building of structures and facilities essential to societies and communities as well as the overall improvement in the standard of living. The availability of construction engineers is imperative to the rebuilding and maintaining of the infrastructure in the United States, while at the same time developing an emerging infrastructure to support the continued population growth and environment. Federal, state, and local agencies project a faster than average growth rate for construction engineers over the next decade.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering program at Texas A&M University-Commerce will...

  • Engage in life-long growth within the construction profession as evidenced by, but not limited to, continuing education, participation in professional societies and conferences, industry certifications, or graduate education.
  • Serve as a catalyst for technology within the construction profession as evidenced by, but not limited to utilization of industry accepted project controls software, responsibility for developing recommendations for industry accepted systems, or serving as a liaison between company, vendors, and technology user groups.
  • Meet professional requirements necessary for engineering licensure.

Construction engineering at Texas A&M University-Commerce emphasizes the application of engineering and scientific concepts and principles required in the construction industry.  In addition the program will consider current and future sustainable technologies.

Construction Engineering Student Outcomes:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering is accredited by: The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
ENGR 110Introduction to Engineering and Technology3
ENGR 111Computer-Aided Design (CAD)3
ENGR 201Computing for Engineers3
ENGR 207Engineering Economic Analysis3
ENGR 210Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics3
ENGR 213Engineering Statistics
ENGR 411Engineering Management3
CONE 221Building Construction3
CONE 321Construction Estimating3
CONE 322Construction Planning and Scheduling3
CONE 331Mechanics of Materials3
CONE 332Structural Analysis and Design3
CONE 341Engineering Hydrology & Hydraulics3
CONE 351Surveying for Construction 3
CONE 413Design and Construction of Steel Structures3
CONE 414Design and Construction of Concrete Structures 3
CONE 423Contracts & Specifications3
CONE 424Construction Accounting and Financial Management 3
CONE 432Design and Construction of Foundations3
CONE 441Highway and Heavy Construction3
CONE 470Preparation for Construction Engineering Capstone Project3
CONE 471Construction Engineering Capstone Project3
Required support courses
General and Quantitative Chemistry I *
General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I *
Calculus I (4 sch) *
MATH 192Calculus II4
MATH 315Differential Equations3
MATH 335Linear Algebra3
GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics (3 sch) *
Principles of Micro Economics
University Physics I (4 sch) *
University Physics II (4 sch) *
Total Hours126

These courses should be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements in Social and Behavioral Science, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics, respectively; otherwise, the credit hours required to earn the B.S. in CONE will exceed 126.