Oregon State University offers an undergraduate program in Construction Engineering Management Program (CEM). The program began during the 1966-67 school year within the College of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering. Members of the Education Committee of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors were instrumental in establishing construction education at OSU by providing partial funding, organizing site visits, furnishing guest lecturers, and offering quality advice. The School of Civil and Construction Engineering continues to offer our unique Construction Engineering Management program, which blends principles of basic science, engineering, and technology with a strong component of business coursework to prepare graduates for a productive career in the construction industry. More information is provided in the CEM Undergraduate Advising Guide and Curriculum Materials and on the CCE Undergraduate Students Web pages.
The program is accredited by American Council of Construction Education (ACCE). The program emphasizes practical applications as well as basic principles. Students are given many hands-on experiences in the laboratory and are involved in numerous field trips to supplement classroom activities. CEM graduates find employment in all phases of construction: commercial and industrial building, heavy/highway, structures, utilities, and civil projects. They are employed by general constructors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers, homebuilders, consultants, and governmental agencies. They work as project engineers, project managers, field and office engineers, estimators, as well as in other positions. The resumes of our graduating seniors are available on this website.
OSU CEM students as a group rank second nationally in the total number of AGC National Scholarships received since the inception of the scholarship program in 1970. A variety of additional scholarships are available to CEM students.