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Construction

Construction engineers plan, build and manage society’s infrastructures, such as roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, and many additional projects. Not only will you gain the broad technical background you’ll need to be successful, our technical and business management foundations will provide for your continued professional growth.

Preparing You For Success

You gain a strong foundation in engineering, business and leadership as you learn the construction process. To focus your career path, you can add a concentration in internationalization, sustainability or infrastructure. In addition, a management and leadership minor is an option to enhance leadership skills. Coursework then finishes with a yearlong senior design project for a local business.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Faculty-mentored research to present at national and international conferences
  • Opportunities to meet and network with top companies through the Center for Emerging Technologies in Infrastructure (CETI)
  • Professional development and community engagement with organizations such as Bridge-Pal, Habitat for Humanity and Peoria River Sweep
  • Opportunities to test your skills against other college engineering students at national events such as the annual ASCE concrete canoe and steel bridge competition

Making Your Mark

A construction degree is valuable for contractors, specialty subcontractors, project managers and manufacturers, and starting salaries are competitive across the nation. In recent years, at least 95 percent of construction majors found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation.

Accreditation

Bradley's construction engineering program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

Major Requirements

Required Courses

  • CON 100: Introduction to Construction - 1 hr.
  • CON 114: Ethics in Construction - 1 hr.
  • CON 132: Construction Graphics - 2 hrs.
  • CON 224: CADD in Construction - 3 hrs.
  • CON 262: Mechanical and Electrical Systems I - 3 hrs.
  • CON 270: Construction Materials and Methods I - 3 hrs.
  • CON 320: Soil Mechanics - 3 hrs.
  • CON 326: Construction Estimating - 3 hrs.
  • CON 342: Construction Equipment - 3 hrs.
  • CON 356: Construction Safety - 3 hrs.
  • CON 372: Construction Productivity - 3 hrs.
  • CON 380: Construction Contracts - 2 hrs.
  • CON 392: Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 487: Design of Steel and Concrete Structures - 3 hrs.
  • CON 489: Design of Wood and Masonry Structures - 3 hrs.
  • CON 493: Senior Project Planning - 1 hr.
  • CON 498: Senior Project - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 157: Accounting Principles - Financial - 3 hrs.
  • ATG 158: Accounting Principles - Cost Management - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 342: The Legal Environment of Business - 3 hrs.
  • CE 150: Mechanics I - 3 hrs.
    or IMT 222: Statics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 206: Surveying - 2 hrs.
  • CE 270: Mechanics - 3 hrs.
    or IMT 324: Strength of Materials - 4 hrs.
  • CIS 102 or Programming Elective - 3 hrs.
  • COM 103 Oral Communication Process - 3 hrs.
  • ECO 221: Microeconomics - 3 hrs.
  • ECO 222: Macroeconomics - 3 hrs.
  • MTH 115: Brief Calculus With Applications I - 4 hrs.
    or MTH 121: Calculus I - 4 hrs.
  • MIS 173: Information Systems and Business Applications - 3 hrs.
  • M L 350: Managing for Results in Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • PHY 107: General Physics I - 4 hrs.
    or Physics 110: University Physics I - 4 hrs.
  • QM 262: Quantitative Analysis I - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses (choose four) - 12 hrs.

  • CON 272: Construction Materials and Methods II - 3 hrs.
  • CON 330: Housing - 3 hrs.
  • CON 352: Sustainable Urban Environment - 3 hrs.
  • CON 368: Mechanical and Electrical Systems II - 3 hrs.
  • CON 394: Construction Labor and Unions - 3 hrs.
  • CON 395: Construction Claims and Change Orders - 3 hrs.
  • CON 435: Heavy and Highway Construction - 3 hrs.
  • CON 452: Green Construction and LEED - 3 hrs.
  • CON 490: Special Topics I (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
  • CON 491: Special Topics II (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
  • CON 494: Construction Practice - 3 hrs.
  • CON 520: Advanced Construction Practice - 3 hrs.
  • CON 522: Advanced CADD - 3 hrs.
  • CON 524: Building Information Modeling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 526: Advanced Cost Estimating - 3 hrs.
  • CON 528: Advanced Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 529: Advanced Construction Contracts - 3 hrs.
  • CON 536: TQM Principles - 3 hrs.
  • CON 537: Construction Simulation - 3 hrs.
  • CON 540: Project and Company Management - 3 hrs.
  • CE 250: Dynamics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 356: Pavement Design - 4 hrs.
  • CE 591: Advanced Topics I (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 592: Advanced Topics II (approved topic only) - 1-3 hrs.