The program offers a broad spectrum of courses from specialties including structures, water resources, environmental engineering, transportation, highway and pavement design, geotechnical engineering, and construction management. The curriculum is designed to give students the broad technical background required for modern civil engineering practice and/or to pursue higher education. Students are trained to be leaders who understand their critical roles in the development of sustainability and maintenance of society's infrastructure.
The department offers a number of construction science and management courses that make up the core of the construction program. These include courses dealing with construction materials, methods of construction, project cost estimating, project scheduling, construction law, and some aspects of structural behavior and design. Additional topics are offered in courses that can be taken by students for elective credit.
The CEC graduate program offers courses in three main areas: construction management, structural engineering, and geo-environmental engineering. Once core course requirements are satisfied, students can pick any combination of courses from those available to complete their degree.