Construction Engineering Management

Faculty member John Gambatese at a construction filed site in hard hats.
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Corvallis Campus
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Combine technical knowledge with leadership skills in the construction engineering management program. As a construction engineering manager, you'll bring building projects to life, from homes to commercial buildings, roads to bridges and more. You'll be a versatile problem-solver, ensuring that projects are completed safely, on time, and within budget.

At Oregon State, award-winning faculty will give you the engineering knowledge and communication skills to successfully manage the work of a diverse team of engineers, architects, contractors, work crews and building owners. You'll receive intensive education and plenty of hands-on learning opportunities. After graduation, hit the ground running: whether coordinating construction, surveying job sites, addressing environmental concerns, or ensuring compliance with local building codes, you'll be at the heart of every project you work on.

Undergraduate Information

  • Engineering Economy  
  • Strength of Materials  
  • Highway Location and Design  
  • Building Construction Management  
  • Construction Safety  

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Oregon State’s online bachelor’s in Construction Engineering Management takes a deep dive into the engineering, science and technology of construction. This program gives you a strong technical foundation, so you can better anticipate project issues and confidently interface with different project stakeholders. You’ll be able to effectively collaborate with structural and civil engineers, architects and architectural engineers, contractors, work crews, city planning departments and building owners.

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  • Associated General Contractors of America Student Chapter  
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute/OSU Student Chapter  
  • Engineers Without Borders - Oregon State University  

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Portrait of Tausha Smith

“The management side of construction is more my cup of tea, because I enjoy a fast-paced environment and problem solving, and I like to have a bunch of tasks delegated to me to accomplish as efficiently as possible.” – Tausha Smith, B.S. construction engineering management ’22. Read about Tausha’s experience at Oregon State

CEM senior honored for outstanding achievement at ASC mechanical competition 
Christian Horton, a senior in construction engineering management at Oregon State University, was honored with an outstanding student achievement award at the 2021 ASC Open Mechanical competition hosted by the Associated Schools of Construction in February. “You have 14 hours to work on a problem from a real-world project that has already been completed, and then you have an hour to present your solution,” Horton explained. “The judges include people who worked on the original project, so they know all the ins and outs. There’s not too much wiggle room.” 

Rachele Turnbull: Academy of Distinguished Engineers - 2021 
In 2006, Rachele Turnbull (B.S. construction engineering management ’96) started Clark Construction on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with a very small group of people, including her father, who had prior experience running a small residential business. To this day, Turnbull is among the few female CEOs at a construction company, and she is proud of that accomplishment. Pushing the boundaries of traditional roles in the construction industry is one of the cornerstones of Clark Construction.

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The American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) provides specialized accreditation for construction management programs. The CEM program was first accredited by ACCE in 1980.

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