Mechanical and Electrical Construction Management

Mechanical and Electrical Construction Management degree

What you can’t see behind a building’s walls is what makes it hum. From power to pipes, and from ventilation to lighting, if these systems don’t work, the building doesn’t either. You need to understand the technology of the building to make the overall project a success.

When you major in electrical and mechanical construction management at Purdue, you will focus on these highly specialized areas of the construction industry. You will be part of a program where you can start a construction career focused on healthcare, power, refineries or pharmaceuticals. If you need to bring liquids, gases or electricity into or out of a building, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of electrical and mechanical construction management.

You will gain plenty of hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs and during the required 800 hours of field experience.


  • Combine the growing demand for graduates with this knowledge with a major that few universities offer
  • Take advantage of project-based learning in updated labs and with some of the newest technology in the industry, such as 3D laser scanners and robotic total stations
  • Gain valuable experience as you complete 800 hours of on-site construction work as part of your graduation requirements
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
53 100% 100% $53,505

Potential Job Titles

  • Project engineer
  • Superintendent
  • Project manager

In addition to the fees charged to all Purdue students (technology fee, repair and rehabilitation fee, student fitness and wellness fee), students in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute pay a differential general service fee of $286.00 each semester.

Full information about tuition and fees is available on the Purdue Bursar’s Office Web site.

From the U.K. to Mexico, Singapore, and China, nearly 40 study abroad programs at Purdue are open to Purdue Polytechnic Institute students. Programs range from just a few weeks to semester and year-long stays.