Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing graduates for entry into the profession and conducting and disseminating relevant basic and applied research for the betterment of the state, nation and global communities.
Welcome to the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama. We are pleased that you are interested in exploring our website and learning about our Department and its programs and opportunities. We have a long and distinguished history. Courses were added to the University’s curriculum in 1838, making us one of the first institutions in this country to teach civil engineering.
Civil, construction, and environmental engineering is about development, community service, and improvement. The world faces many challenges today, including pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water availability, energy needs, urban redevelopment and community planning. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Vision for Civil Engineers in 2025 is to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life.
Our Department offers undergraduate degrees in Architectural Engineering. Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. Specialty areas of concentration exist in transportation, structural engineering, construction materials, and geotechnical engineering. We further offer Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. With these degrees, you can be part of the ASCE’s vision and address these grand challenges. We have a dedicated faculty and staff who support our educational programs and conduct innovative research in these areas.
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The educational objectives of The University of Alabama’s Bachelor of Science in civil engineering (BSCivE), Bachelor of Science in construction engineering (BSConE), Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering (BSArchE), and Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering (BSEnvE) programs are to have graduates who, within a few years of graduation, are in demand and lead fulfilling professional careers, in their chosen area of professional practice, through their demonstrated abilities to:
Students, upon completion of the BSCivE, BSConE, BSArchE, and/or BSEnvE programs, will be able to:
The University of Alabama Office of Institutional Research and Assessment maintains annual enrollment and graduate data for the programs in the College of Engineering. Please visit the OIRA Statistical Profiles website to find statistics for student enrollment, degrees awarded and faculty data.
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is dedicated to advancing the profession through its innovative, student-centered education and research programs. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing graduates for entry into the profession, educating future leaders of the profession, and conducting and disseminating meaningful basic and applied research for the betterment of the state, nation and global communities.
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will be a leader in education and research, recognized nationally and internationally for quality and innovation.
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will:
The Department has developed a comprehensive strategic plan supporting our mission, vision, and goals.