Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering


About

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering’s comprehensive programs are future-focused and founded on UA’s long tradition of excellence. Civil engineering is one of UA’s oldest programs, offering many specialties. Students work with the latest materials and technologies to design buildings, develop transportation networks, and enhance environmental systems for a sustainable world.

UA’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering faculty and staff are committed to preparing graduates for entry into the profession and conducting and disseminating basic and applied research improving the state and nation. Graduates from UA’s civil, construction and environmental engineering programs enter careers such as structural engineers, urban planners, architects, transportation engineers, construction engineers, and water resources engineers.

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Degrees

Architectural Engineering, BS

Architectural engineering emphasizes planning, design, construction and maintenance of buildings. While architects focus on a building’s form and function, architectural engineers focus on how the building works.

Civil Engineering, BS

UA’s bachelor of science in civil engineering program is one of the oldest in the country. We have designed the bachelor’s program to be one of the most innovative engineering degree programs, allowing students maximum flexibility to select courses that will benefit them the most in support of their own career aspirations.

Construction Engineering, BS

We have designed the BSConE degree to be one of the most innovative construction engineering degree programs available, allowing students to combine their interests in construction and engineering in preparation for a rewarding career in the construction profession.

Environmental Engineering, BS

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, geological science, biology, physics and chemistry to develop solutions to today’s environmental problems.

Environmental Engineering, MS

The department offers a master of science in environmental engineering. The program options include coursework only or by a combination of coursework and approved thesis work.

Civil Engineering, MS

The department offers a master of science in civil engineering. The program options include coursework only or by a combination of coursework and approved thesis work.

Civil Engineering, Ph.D.

While pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in civil engineering, the student will take graduate-level courses and conduct research with a faculty advisor and observe how these studies will lead to key engineering innovations and societal impacts in the field of civil engineering.

Minors

Architectural Engineering, Minor

A minimum of 22 credit hours; classes include structural and construction engineering, and integrated building design.

Civil Engineering, Minor

A minimum of 25 credit hours; classes include environmental, structural and construction engineering and highway design

Construction Engineering, Minor

A minimum of 18 credit hours; classes include construction and safety engineering and construction cost estimating

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Minor

A minimum of 18 credit hours; classes include environmental and water resources engineering and air pollution

Structural Engineering, Minor

A minimum of 15 credit hours: classes include structural analysis, structural mechanics, and steel, concrete, and wood design

Transportation Engineering, Minor

A minimum of 15 credit hours; classes include highway design and construction and traffic engineering

Extended Options

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RESEARCH AREAS

UA’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers various opportunities for research with our faculty members in areas including, but not limited to:


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