Improving our world, from the ground up

As a civil engineer, you may one day oversee tunneling for a city’s new underground transit system, manage the construction process of multimillion dollar airports and convention centers, or advise government agencies on contaminated site cleanup. To help you find your place in such a diverse field, our program’s coursework gives you hands-on exposure in the five main sub-fields of civil engineering: structural, environmental, geo-technical, water resource and construction management.

Hands-on means active learning defined by design-intensive classes and group projects that incorporate the latest software and outside professional collaborators. These are done both out in the field and in state-of-the-art facilities that mirror it, including a fluids lab complete with fully operational wind tunnel, an environmental workshop equipped for water analysis, and a fabrications lab that allows you to bring prototypes and mockups of your designs to life.

Our program is specifically structured to give students a head-start professionally. They intern and begin their careers at such prestigious engineering firms as AECOM, Langan, and the Gilbane Development Company, and gain membership with professional societies such as the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers). Additionally, our experiential curriculum is specifically designed to prepare them for the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam, taken during their senior year. The first of the NCEES exams, the FE exam represents the first major step toward professional licensure (PE) as a civil engineer.

Our civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, meaning it meets the highest standards of engineering education. Its innovative combination of modern theory, interdisciplinary field projects and powerful internships builds the foundation necessary to launch a rewarding career.