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Oklahoma State University

Construction Engineering & Management

Construction Engineering concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. Construction of such projects requires knowledge of engineering and management principles and business procedures, economics, and human behavior. Construction engineers engage in the design of structures temporary cost estimating, planning and scheduling, materials procurement, selection of equipment, and cost control.

Construction engineering is differentiated for Construction Management from the standpoint of the use of mathematics, science and engineering to analyze problems and design a construction process. Construction engineers build many of the things that people use every day. Construction engineering involves many aspects of construction including: commercial, residential, bridges, airports, tunnels, and dams. It is an extremely large industry that provides employment and business opportunity to many and continues to grow.


  • Phil Lewis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Alex M. Mills - Instructor
  • Garold D. Oberlender, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor
  • Robert K. Hughes, Ph.D., Head & Emeritus Professor

Selected Courses

  • Construction Engineering and Management - CIVE 4273
  • Construction Simulation - CIVE 5103
  • Construction Business Management - CIVE 5113
  • Construction Contracts and Specifications - CIVE 5133
  • Contract Administration - CIVE 5153
  • Construction Equipment Management - CIVE 5163
  • Concrete Formwork Design - CIVE 5173
  • Construction Estimating - CIVE 5183