Undergraduate Civil Engineering Program

Bachelor of Engineering — Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Civil engineering is concerned with constructed facilities, including structures, foundations, environmental and transportation systems, waterways, ports, irrigation, drainage, and water supply and treatment. The civil engineer's vital role is to plan, design and supervise the construction of these facilities.

Civil engineering is one of the most publicly-visible technical fields. It shares the distinction, with military engineering, of being the earliest of the engineering discipline. Other branches of engineering emerged as technical knowledge became more specialized. Civil engineering not only retains a strong relationship with the other branches, but continues to generate new areas of technology.

The basic theories of structural analysis, which are the concern of civil engineers, are expressed in every machine and aircraft, and in buildings and other constructed facilities. The study of mechanics is basic to the field of civil engineering. A thorough foundation in science and mathematics is necessary for the application of basic scientific principles to the design of structures and fluid systems. Computer methods are integrated throughout the civil engineering elective offerings.

Graduates of the Stevens program meet the demands for responsible positions in various sub-disciplines of civil engineering and contribute to the advancement of the civil engineering practice. Prospective employers include industrial firms, consulting engineering firms and construction contractors, as well as various government agencies.

Our undergraduate offerings include subjects basic to all civil engineering, and the program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Mission and Objectives
The mission of the civil engineering program at Stevens is to educate a new generation of civil engineers who will be leaders in the profession. The educational program emphasizes professional practice, entrepreneurship, leadership, lifelong learning, and civic contribution.

The program of study combines a broad-based core engineering curriculum, and a substantial experience in the humanities and in business engineering management, with specialization in civil engineering. Within the sequence of civil engineering courses, students have the flexibility to concentrate in structural, geotechnical, water resources and environmental engineering, or construction management.

The objectives of the civil engineering program are that:

  1. Our graduates apply mathematics and science to solve complex problems in civil engineering.
  2. Our graduates apply skills in problem solving, team work, ethics, management, communication, and awareness of professional and social issues to establish leadership in their chosen career paths.

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