Construction Engineering Students

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering

Develop Tomorrow's Infrastructure

Society continues to grow and advance — requiring more highways, sewer systems and buildings to not only serve communities but help all residents thrive. The University of Texas at Tyler’s Bachelor of Science in construction engineering equips you to lead these developments through a STEM-oriented approach emphasizing research, problem-solving and applied learning.

Whether you enter as a first-year student or transfer from another institution, you’ll learn to build and maintain the infrastructure of East Texas and our world through a course of study introducing you to the design, planning and execution of construction processes.

Why Major in Construction Engineering at UT Tyler?

Construction engineering majors tackle modern infrastructure challenges, including transportation systems, environmental plant operations, pavement design, geotechnical design, structural design and more factors influencing sustainability, longevity and efficiency.

As you think about a career building our future, UT Tyler’s program distinguishes itself with the following:

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Students gain a broad knowledge base covering various knowledge areas and skills required in the construction engineering professional field.
  • Student-centered faculty: Our top-tier faculty are dedicated to student success and mentorship, providing students with personalized guidance and support.
  • Real-world applications: Apply construction engineering principles through capstone projects that place you in contact with representatives from engineering firms, industry and government organizations. You’ll additionally benefit from practical assignments, internships and research opportunities.
  • Career-focused: Tailor your education to your career goals by focusing on research, professional practice or technical and management development.

What You'll Learn

Preparing students to become licensed professional engineers, the bachelor’s in construction engineering starts from the field’s math and science foundation and introduces current technologies in the process.

In turn, construction engineering majors:

  • Learn to solve problems through science and engineering principles
  • Prepare to construct commercial buildings, bridges, highways and utility systems in a changing world
  • Explore horizontal and vertical construction practices and techniques
  • Grow their leadership, communication and collaboration skills
  • Understand construction engineering as a tool for change, including addressing public health, safety, economic and environmental concerns
  • Connect research and data to building plans and project objectives
  • Get familiar with the full project lifecycle, from planning and establishing objectives to design and built phases

Construction Engineering Major Requirements

What Can You Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Engineering?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts steady demand for construction and extraction professionals through 2032 — including higher-than-average needs for construction managers.

Directing projects and leading teams, construction engineers leverage creativity with a strong basis in STEM principles to solve problems, ensure that structural and mechanical systems are sound, and oversee construction sites.

Possible job titles include:

  • Construction engineer
  • Construction inspector
  • Construction project estimator
  • Engineering project manager
  • Field engineer
  • LEED manager
  • Project engineer

How to Apply

The University of Texas at Tyler offers a transfer-friendly environment that provides an easy transition to our program from other two-year and four-year institutions. Have questions or concerns? Our admissions team can guide you through all requirements and answer any questions you may have. Reflecting our reputation as one of the most affordable colleges in the state, our financial aid team helps you explore all scholarships, grants and other forms of assistance.

For admissions decisions in general:

  • UT Tyler automatically accepts students from the Top 25% of graduating classes in Texas.
  • Students from the 2nd to 4th quartiles must have a 2.75 or higher GPA.

Ready to apply? Review all undergraduate requirements to get started.

Start Your Application

UT Tyler has established partnerships with community colleges across Texas, allowing for a seamless transfer of your credits. Our relationships let you stick with your degree plan and graduate on time, right on your schedule.

Learn More About Transfer Pathways

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Complete a master’s degree in just one additional year. Students interested in the 4+1 pathway must apply no later than the end of the spring semester of their junior year. Once admitted, students may take up to nine credits of graduate coursework during their senior year that will count toward both their BS and MS degrees. Students must also take one credit of an undergraduate research seminar during their senior year. The program requires the completion of a project or thesis.

Learn About the 4+1 Program

July 1

ApplyTexas application opens for incoming first-year students.

October 1

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens for the upcoming academic year.

December 1

Application deadline to be eligible for scholarships.

May 1

Deadline for Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Transfer Presidential Scholarships.

August 1

Deadline for Patriot Promise Scholarship.

Next Steps

Prepare to build our region’s future with a bachelor’s in construction engineering from UT Tyler.