Focus on the highly specialized mechanical and electrical construction areas to ensure the success of a wide variety of building projects.

Mechanical and Electrical Construction Management

What you can’t see behind a building’s walls is what makes it hum, from electrical conduit to copper pipe, and from sophisticated HVAC systems to emergency power generators. If these systems don’t work, the building doesn’t either. The best construction managers must understand the mechanical and electrical systems of a project to make the overall project a success.

When you study for your mechanical and electrical construction management degree 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.

It doesn’t matter how large or small, or which sector of the global construction industry you work in. Every project will have some portion of work dedicated to mechanical and electrical specialties. Many times, these two specialties will comprise the largest percentage of work on a project. Understanding the supporting engineering documents, equipment and subcontractors will always give you and your company an advantage. Your instructors have years of experience in these specific areas, and you will learn in our state-of-the-art labs to put the theories into practice.

You will gain plenty of hands-on experience as well during the required 800 internship hours of construction-related experience, which is a requirement for all majors in the School of Construction Management Technology.

Meet our faculty, most of whom have industry 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

What can I do?

Project engineer
Project manager

Where can I go?

Citgo Petroleum Co.
Bowen Engineering
BMW Constructors
Gaylor Electric, Inc.
I really enjoy the electrical work in construction management because of opportunities it brings in big cities. One of my internships took me to Houston where we were on site completing the final build of the downtown Houston light rail.
Binyam Gurmu
Building Construction Management