Construction Engineering Management (CEM)
Construction Engineering Managers build the broad range of commercial, residential and infrastructure projects that support our society. The specialties include bridges, roads, dams, and utility systems; manufacturing and industrial facilities; residential homes, apartments, and condominium projects; and commercial buildings. CEM graduates are responsible for taking the completed design and procuring labor, material, equipment, and financial resources, and executing the construction of the project.
CEM Interns get hands-on experience in the public, private and consulting worlds. They will develop multiple skills which can range from estimating, scheduling, procurement and project engineering, to real world construction and project management. Interns develop writing and speaking skills to deal with the public and peers. The CEM intern will begin to meld the theoretical and technical skills from school with practical real world conditions and issues.
Key Course Highlights
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Highway and Transportation
- Bidding & Marketing
- Mechanical and Electrical Construction
Internship Project Samples
- Site Preparation/Infrastructure Development
- Multi-Use Commercial/Residential High-Rises
- Highways and Bridges
- Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Facilities
- Residential Homes
- Commercial Buildings
- Historic Renovation
- Green Building/LEEDS Certified Project
Active Company Participants
The following participating companies have taken CEM students in the recent past (within the last 5 years):
MECOP currently accepts Construction Engineering Management students from the following universities:
The following timeframes have been laid out by our participating universities for when an internship should be offered. These timeframes have been structured to allow students to participate in the program and not fall behind on their upper-division coursework schedule beyond the terms that internships overlap.
Oregon State University
- Junior Year: Summer-Fall Internship
- Senior Year: Summer-Fall Internship
- Spring-Summer Internship: Internship occurring during Spring and Summer school terms (March through September).
- Summer-Fall Internship: Internship occurring during Summer and Fall school terms (June through December).
Each participating university discipline has a set of required courses that must be taken to stay on schedule for program participation. Theses requirements are optimized to provide the necessary skills to participate in MECOP's internships while minimizing the amount of time added to receiving a degree. If you are a student and want to discuss your current academic qualifications please see our directory of advisors for a list of staff members familiar with MECOP.
- For a full listing of coursework requirements, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/students/course-requirements
- Need a spreadsheet to plan your coursework? For sample worksheets, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/students/curriculum-plans
- Need to talk to an advisor familiar with MECOP? For advisor contact info, please visit: https://www.mecopinc.org/universities/advisors