Students in Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Advising

B.S. in Architectural Engineering students, please see Dr. Almughrabi in NH 330 or email Dr. Almughrabi at (817-272-1873) for an appointment.

B.S. in Civil Engineering students, please see Dr. Prabakar in NH 403 or email Dr. Prabakar at (817-272-7590) for an appointment.

B.S. in Construction Management students, please email Prof. Shapoorian at (817-272-9750) for an appointment. Prof. Shapoorian is available online only.

Graduate Advising

For information about graduate studies, email

  • Irma Dodd, Graduate Support; NH 425; 817-272-2201
  • Dr. Gautam Eapi, P.E., Graduate Advisor; NH 419; 817-272-3760
  • Dr. Karthikeyan Loganathan, Graduate Advisor for MCM, NH 419; 817-272-7124

Recommended Calculators for Undergraduates 

  • Casio: All fx-115 models. Any Casio calculator must contain fx-115 in its model name. 
  • Hewlett Packard: The HP 33s and HP 35s models, but no others. 
  • Texas Instruments: All TI-30X and TI-36X models. Any Texas Instruments calculator must contain either TI-30X or TI-36X in its model name. 

Civil Engineering Student Organizations

Below is a list of Student Organizations that Civil Engineering students find interesting.

North American Society of Trenchless Technology UTA Student Chapter

Trenchless technology covers any techniques, processes or procedures, including the equipment, machines and materials involved, which minimizes or eliminates the need for surface excavation or reduces environmental damage or reduces the associated costs for underground work. The objective of the NASTT- UTA Student Chapter is to advance the knowledge of Trenchless Technology and its applications among the student community of the University of Texas at Arlington.

UTA American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE, the American Society of Civil Engineers is the oldest professional engineering organization in the world. This only seems right because civil engineering is the oldest form of engineering.

ITE Student Chapter at UTA

Established in 1930, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) is an international association of transportation professionals, with approximately 17,000 members acting in more than 92 countries. ITE acts as a gateway to knowledge and advancement through meetings, seminars and publications. Student members attend state and national meetings, where they get an opportunity to meet nationally known transportation professional and participate in poster and paper presentations. In addition, the student chapter runs one of the statewide ITE meetings, which is a great experience. Student Chapter at The University of Texas at Arlington was formed in 1991. It is one among the six student chapters which come under District 9 (Texas) of the national ITE. The objectives of the ITE Student Chapter are to: To promote the advancement of transportation and traffic engineering by fostering the close association of students with the transportation and traffic engineering profession and the Institute; To acquaint students with topics of interest in transportation and traffic engineering through the media of addresses by competent speakers and of Chapter-sponsored trips; Foster the development of professional spirit; Promote common interests among students and encourage the expansion of facilities for transportation and traffic engineering study.