Students in Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Advising

B.S. in Architectural Engineering students, please see Jamie Thompson in NH 417 or email Jamie Thompson at jthomps@uta.edu (817-272-2201) for an appointment.

B.S. in Civil Engineering students, please see Dr. Prabakar in NH 401 or email Dr. Prabakar at prabakar@uta.edu for an appointment

Transfer B.S. in Civil Engineering students, please see Dr. Eapi in NH 417 or email Dr. Eapi at guatam.eapi@uta.edu (817-272-2201) for an appointment.

B.S. in Construction Management students, please see Bijan Shapoorian in NH417 or email Bijan Shapoorian at bijan.shapoorian@uta.edu (817-272-9750) for an appointment.

Graduate Advising

For information about graduate studies contact: 

  • Dr. Gautam Eapi, P.E., Academic Advisor; gautam.eapi@uta.edu; 817-272-3760 
  • Irma Johnson, Administrative Assistant; irma.johnson@uta.edu; 817-272-2201
  • Dr. Ali Abolmaali, P.E., Department Chair; abolmaali@uta.edu; 817-272-5055
  • Sara Ridenour, Administrative Services Officer, ridenour@uta.edu; 817-272-5055 

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.

AWMA (Air & Waste Management Association) Student Chapter

The Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to thousands of environmental professionals worldwide, since 1907. Open to undergraduate/graduate students for all majors. Useful for Environmental Engineering / Environmental Studies / Environmental Science / Urban Planning students Helpful for finding jobs/exposure to different careers in the air and waste field

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.