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Department of Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Department is one of the most productive and progressive academic units in the College of Engineering. We are first in the College with respect to research expenditures per faculty. Our enrollment is over 1200 students. The faculty, staff, and students have transformed the department to a new level of excellence in research and teaching that directly addresses local and national engineering needs by providing innovative solutions to the most challenging problems facing our nation's infrastructure. 

Dr. James Leininger Passed Away

Dr. James Leininger

We are saddened to report that Dr. James Leininger (CE Associate Chair) passed away Tuesday, November 13, after fighting leukemia for several years.

This is truly a paramount loss for his family and ours in the Civil Engineering Department. Dr. Leininger was one of the pillars of our Department who contributed immensely to its current success with his penchant for working seven days a week.

He was a role model for many of us with the highest and quintessential character traits of a steadfast work ethic, honesty ingrained with rectitude, and love for students. The indelible memories of his intrinsic collegial nature will be well respected and remembered for years to come by his friends and colleagues. All these values made him an outstanding faculty member and friend.

Please join me in conveying our heartfelt condolences to his family and wholeheartedly thanking them for having shared him with us.

Dr. Leininger has donated his body to the medical science at UT Southwestern; there will be neither funeral nor memorial services. However, the Department will hold a memorial reception in his honor here at UTA soon.

Dr. Ali Abolmaali
Department Chair

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

We are pleased to announce that we have established a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (BSCM) degree program.

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This is the only program of its kind in North Texas. The program prepares students with knowledge and the technical, administrative, and communication skills necessary to succeed in the construction industry. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to deliver sustainable construction projects with respect to scope, scheduling, budgeting, quality, safety, and the environment.

Undergraduate and Graduate Advising

B.S. in Architectural Engineering students: Jamie Thompson, NH 417  817-272-2201 

B.S. in Civil Engineering students: Dr. Prabakar, NH 401  817-272-7590

Transfer B.S. in Civil Engineering/graduate students: Dr. Eapi, NH 417  817-272-2201

B.S. in Construction Management students: Bijan Shapoorian, NH 417  817-272-9750 

Graduate students: Dr. Crosby, NH 402  817-272-3500

The Department provides state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and computing facilities. The undergraduate program requires courses in all areas of Civil Engineering, with the flexibility to choose courses in several sub-disciplines. Courses are offered in six broad technical areas: construction engineering and management, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, transportation engineeringand water resources engineering.

Graduate students and faculty are active in a wide variety of research projects with both internal and external funding.

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