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The Oldest Engineering Discipline
Civil engineering is the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines. Civil engineers work with a wide spectrum of individuals in both the public and private sectors to find solutions to today's challenges of pollution, infrastructure rehabilitation, traffic congestion, floods, earthquakes, and urban development.
Why Civil Engineering at UTA?
UTA’s Civil Engineering program is the oldest and most comprehensive in North Texas. Students may choose enhance their skills with a minor in sustainable engineering or pursue a fast-track Master’s degree in just five years.
What Do Civil Engineers Do?
Civil engineers plan, design, construct, maintain, manage, and operate facilities essential to modern, civilized human life, such as bridges, tunnels, transportation systems, airports, storm water drainage systems, dams, buildings, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, hazardous waste treatment, environmental remediation, environmental protection, and air pollution control.
Experience Counts, and You'll Get it Here
Earning a degree is more than just going to class!
More than half of our students complete a co-op or internship to gain practical work experience prior to graduation, and they're often hired by the companies they intern with. You can find your own opportunity, or the Engineering Co-op/Internship Office can help you.
Students may work alongside faculty on funded research, doing real lab work and gaining valuable skills. Qualified students may use federal work-study funds to participate in such research, and the College of Engineering sponsors more than 40 undergraduate research projects each year.
Finally, all students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, finding solutions to real-world problems, often with financial support from an industry partner.
You may choose to pursue a graduate degree, and you might take a job in academia, teaching the next generation of students. If you enter the workforce, you'll join our alumni at top companies like:
- A&S Engineers, Inc.
- AG&E Structural Engenuity
- Aguirre & Fields
- American Concrete Products
- Archer Western
- Baird, Hampton & Brown Inc.
- Black & Veatch
- Brasfield & Gorrie
- CEI Engineering Associates, Inc.
- Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
- Connect Structural Engineering, Inc.
- Core States Group
- CTC, Inc.
- D N Tanks
- Dunaway Associates
- Freese and Nichols, Inc.
- Halff Associates, Inc.
- Harris Kocher Smith
- Hayward Baker, Inc.
- HUITT-ZOLLARS INC.
- JBI Partners
- Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
- JQ Engineering
- Kirkman Engineering
- LJA Engineering
- M&S Engineering, LLC
- Metropolitan Infrastructure
- Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc.
- Pickett and Associates, Inc.
- POWER Engineers, Inc.
- Ragle, Inc.
- RISE Residential
- RPS Group
- Shrewsberry & Associates, LLC
- US Army Corps of Engineers
- White Hawk Engineering & Design, LLC
- Wier & Associates, Inc.
- Winkelmann & Associates, Inc.
- ...and many more!
The program in civil engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (https://www.abet.org), under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.
Requirements for Licensure or Certification
All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
(Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)
Projected growth through 2031: 5%
Get a head start on your UTA civil engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.
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