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CU Denver
  Construction Programs
Construction professionals are in demand, and CU Denver is filling industry needs through innovative and hands-on construction engineering and construction management programs. CU Denver offers construction-focused programs at all levels—from first-time college students to seasoned professionals.
From its inception, the Construction Engineering and Management program collaborated with businesses in the field. In 2014, CU Denver launched the construction engineering and management master’s degree track. As demands and enrollments increased, offerings expanded to include graduate certificates in Construction Project Management and Integrated Construction Management and Leadership. These short-format, flexible programs provide additional opportunities for professionals or continuing students to bolster their knowledge and careers. In 2019, CU Denver added an online master’s degree designed specifically for working professionals.
“Construction is such an applied field that we need to work with industry in order to prepare students,” said Caroline Clevenger, director of the program and
an associate professor of civil engineering.
For fall 2020, CU Denver has launched two construction bachelor’s degrees—construction engineering and management and construction management. Both programs
are developed to meet ABET accreditation and are on track to be fully accredited by summer 2024.
The programs require a full-time 12-
Program director Caroline Clevenger stands with students from the Construction Cost Estimating class outside the new CU Denver residence hall build on the Auraria Campus.
week industry internship and have a multidisciplinary focus. Students pursuing the degree in construction engineering and management
will select from an engineering specialty area in civil, mechanical, electrical or computer science. For those interested in construction management, they will take additional courses in engineering, architecture, and business. Both majors provide for vast opportunities for careers.
Our location in the heart of city provides ample hands-on learning opportunities and makes our programs convenient for working professionals. All programs are backed by accredited schools of architecture and business, giving students an interdisciplinary perspective on the AEC industry.
Students are prepared to make meaningful contributions to the booming AEC industry, and we’re proud to say that all graduates who have sought local employment are employed and making a difference. The programs also celebrate diversity and inclusivity, boasting 40% women faculty and 40% women graduates.
Construction programs at CU Denver have 40% women faculty and 40% women graduates.
“The demographics of the university and our location are conducive to diversity, and the interdisciplinary program has attracted more women,”
said Clevenger.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Colorado’s construction industry,
and an exciting time to be in demand with a construction degree from
CU Denver. Learn more about our programs by visiting our website at

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