The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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About the Program

The Construction Engineering program is focused on preparing graduates for successful professional careers, or graduate study, and providing a broad-based education complimenting a program of professional study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering. In providing this program of study, we strive, through small classes and hands-on experience in laboratories closely monitored by full-time faculty, to provide a highly productive student learning environment and to develop supportive student-faculty academic partnerships.

Our Vision

The vision for Construction Engineering is to provide a nationally recognized academic program committed to excellence in undergraduate education and student enrichment.

Our Mission

The mission of Construction Engineering is to provide a nationally recognized student-centered learning environment for the development of principled leaders in construction engineering through a broad-based, rigorous curriculum, emphasizing theoretical and practical engineering concepts, strong professional values, and a disciplined work ethic.

Our Core Values

  • Students are our Focus: We believe the education, development, empowerment, and welfare of our students are the primary focus of our efforts.
  • Construction Engineers as Principled Leaders: We believe the engineering profession requires the highest professional and ethical standards, which we seek to model, teach and prepare our students to embrace.
  • Collaborative Teaching and Learning Environment: We believe a collaborative collegial environment among our faculty, staff and students is critical in sustaining advancement in educational excellence.
  • Growth through Assessment: We believe data-driven inquiry and improvement will lead us to sustained advancement in educational excellence.

The construction engineering curriculum provides a broad-based liberal education, a strong background in mathematics and basic sciences, and a rigorous sequence of civil and construction engineering courses needed to provide the breadth and depth necessary for sustainable professional success within an ever-changing technological society. An emphasis is placed on engineering and constructability knowledge and skills that develop student’s practical problem-solving abilities for application to real-world projects. Towards accomplishing this educational goal, the curriculum provides a two-semester senior design course in which students undertake significant real-world focused construction engineering projects. Additionally, our faculty are convinced of the great value of practical experience, and as a result, students are highly encouraged and supported in identifying opportunities and obtaining gainful employment in the construction engineering profession, or a related field, for at least one summer, preferably between the junior and senior years.

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