The construction engineer must have the ability to apply current and emerging computer technology to problem solving and management. The use of computer technology in the construction industry is found to be lagging behind other industries. There is a considerable need to create awareness about computer applications and the necessity of training among the construction professionals. The issue of education and training of construction engineers in computer applications and IT have been addressed at two levels in this paper: undergraduate and postgraduate course work, and training of practising engineers. The need for the engineer to be life-long learners and the increasing importance of web-based education for this purpose has been discussed.