Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering is a professional discipline that deals with the designing, planning, construction, and management of infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, facilities, buildings, dams, utilities and other projects.

Civil technology is a related field that deals more with the practical aspects of projects. Construction technologists or construction technicians learn some of the design aspects similar to civil engineers and some of the project site management aspects similar to construction managers. These technicians are unique such that they are a cross between civil engineers and construction managers.

At the educational level, civil engineering students concentrate primarily on the design work, which is more analytical, gearing them toward a career as a design professional. This essentially requires them to take a multitude of challenging engineering science and design courses as part of obtaining a 4-year accredited degree. Also, education for construction managers is primarily focused on construction procedures, methods, costs, schedules, and personnel management. Their primary concern is to deliver a project on time, within budget, and of the desired quality.

The difference between a construction technologist and a civil engineer is that civil engineering is an engineering discipline. Construction technology students take basic design courses as well as construction management courses.

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Scholarships for Construction Engineering Majors

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NSF SBIR Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Fellowship (NSF I-PERF)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Up to $78,000 Varies See Details
 

NSF SBIR Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Fellowship (NSF I-PERF)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

award

Up to $78,000

deadline

Varies
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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Jesse Jackson Fellows - Toyota Scholarship

PUSH Excel

Up to $25,000 May 31, 2024 See Details
 

Jesse Jackson Fellows - Toyota Scholarship

PUSH Excel

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

May 31, 2024
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Trustey Family Scholars Program

University of Notre Dame

$25,000 January 01, 2025 See Details
 

Trustey Family Scholars Program

University of Notre Dame

award

$25,000

deadline

January 01, 2025
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Stinson Scholars Program

University of Notre Dame

$25,000 January 01, 2025 See Details
 

Stinson Scholars Program

University of Notre Dame

award

$25,000

deadline

January 01, 2025
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Besio Family Scholarship

University of Notre Dame

$25,000 January 01, 2025 See Details
 

Besio Family Scholarship

University of Notre Dame

award

$25,000

deadline

January 01, 2025
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Engineering Honors Scholarship - Greenville University

Greenville University

$20,500 Varies See Details
 

Engineering Honors Scholarship - Greenville University

Greenville University

award

$20,500

deadline

Varies
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NCK Tech Kansas Promise Scholarship

North Central Kansas Technical College

Up to $20,000 Varies See Details
 

NCK Tech Kansas Promise Scholarship

North Central Kansas Technical College

award

Up to $20,000

deadline

Varies
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Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Astronaut Scholarship in Science and Technology

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

award

Up to $15,000

deadline

Varies
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Air Force ROTC Express Scholarship

University of Iowa

$15,000 Varies See Details
 

Air Force ROTC Express Scholarship

University of Iowa

award

$15,000

deadline

Varies
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