Document Type

Conference Proceeding



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American Society of Engineering Education

Source Publication

Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Marquette University decided to start a Construction Engineering and Management program during the 2007 academic year. An endowed chair, titled the McShane Chair in Construction Engineering and Management, was funded by Jim and Kelly McShane to run the program. After a national search, Mark Federle, an executive with a large construction firm and previous academic experience at Iowa State University, was hired to start the program. The first class of students were enrolled in the fall of 2008. This paper will present the opportunities/challenges in starting a Construction Engineering and Management program. Lessons learned, comparisons to other programs, and other pertinent information will be shared. The program will be undergoing an ABET evaluation during the fall of 2012, if successful it will result in Marquette University having one of less than 15 such programs across the country. To this time, there have been twelve graduates from the program.


Published version. Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, 2013. Publisher Link. © 2013 American Society for Engineering Education. Used with permission.