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Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)

College: College of Agriculture, Engineering & Technology

Department: Civil Engineering


Welcome to the Civil Engineering portion of the College of Engineering web site. The Civil Engineering program specializes in engineering educational opportunities in the transportation, water resources, structural, and geotechnical areas, but other traditional areas such as materials and environmental are covered in the curriculum. Civil engineering is the application of math, science, and engineering fundamentals for the benefit of society and the supporting infrastructure systems. Civil engineers are involved in the following areas:

  • Environmental Engineering (Pollution control including the design of water and waste water facilities);
  • Water Resources (study of the flow of water over land, under ground and storage);
  • Transportation Engineering (design of highways and studies of traffic flow);
  • Structural Engineering (design of building, bridges and other related structures);
  • Geotechnical Engineering (study of soil behaviors, land slides and other topics).

The civil engineering program of ASU offers courses in all areas of civil engineering with a strong general education component. The faculty is involved in research, solving engineering problems in the community, consulting work. These experiences are brought into the classroom so students receive a well-rounded educational experience. This includes learning the engineering theory as well as the practical application of the theory to real world problems.

The Civil Engineering program has an active student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The chapter is involved in regional and national concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions, social activities, and working with local firms. The classroom experiences and working closely with the faculty has resulted in the steel bridge team going to the National Student Steel Bridge Competition in 2000-2011 to compete with the top teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. The steel bridge team finish 14th in the nation in 2004and 27th in 2001 in the nation. The team also took first place overall in the regional conference in 2011.

If you wish to learn more about our Civil Engineering program at ASU, we encourage you to setup a campus visit. Do not hesitate to contact our department if you have any questions or wish to arrange a visit.


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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