Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) has a rich tradition of producing quality civil engineering graduates for industry and graduate school. Our ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering provides an education that balances theory and practice with emphasis on the traditional areas of structural, transportation, geotechnical, environmental, and construction engineering.
Overall, our Civil & Environmental Engineering program is design-oriented and laboratory intensive, emphasizing hands-on experience and teamwork. Classroom instruction supports an understanding of basic civil engineering principles, the development of problem solving skills, and extensive laboratory experience to insure a working knowledge of traditional and emerging areas of civil engineering.
Civil & Environmental Engineering Program Highlights
- Technical electives help you customize your education. Courses in Traffic Engineering, Environmental Site Assessment, Open Channel Hydraulics, Bridge Engineering, Wind & Earthquake Engineering, Construction Management, and many more are available.
- A Capstone Experience challenges students to apply what they have learned in a comprehensive design project often done in conjunction with an internship and a professional engineering practitioner. This three-semester experience requires students to engage in a complete design cycle from concept development through analysis, design, report writing, and presentation.
- Our American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter provides students with opportunities to enhance leadership skills, build relationships with peers and alumni, and network with business leaders through conferences and seminars.
- At the ASCE Mid-South Symposium, students compete with over 13 engineering schools in the mid-south region. Designing, building, and testing a concrete canoe & steel bridge gives students the opportunity to apply practical application of the engineering principles learned in the classroom, along with important team and project management skills they will need in their careers. Competitions in surveying, technical paper writing and presentation, and mystery events help students develop skills in oral presentation, written communication, and real-time problem solving.
- Paid internships are a large part of the civil engineering student’s experience, connecting classroom principles in a “real-world” environment. The majority of our students have a paid internship in their junior and senior year that often leads to a full-time position within the company.