Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are the brainpower behind the most fascinating and essential structures, networks and systems that society depend upon, including bridges, buildings, and transportation networks, as well as energy and water systems.

Civil Engineering at Stevens

At Stevens, expert faculty and a quality curriculum train you with the foundational skills and real-world experience necessary for a successful engineering career. These skills are necessary for developing concepts and designs for buildings, bridges, water and energy systems, and transportation networks, and supporting their safe, secure, and environmentally friendly use.

Broad-Based Curriculum


Dimitri teaching CEOE students in a classroomYou'll pursue a broad-based curriculum that provides a firm foundation in engineering, as well as substantial experience in humanities and business engineering management. Within the sequence of civil engineering courses, you have the flexibility to concentrate in structural, geotechnical, water resources and environmental engineering, or construction management. You'll thoroughly explore mechanics, and develop a strong foundation in science, mathematics and computation.

Real World Experience


Pooja Waghmare at the Vessel in Hudson YardsPooja WaghmareYou'll receive hands-on industry experience through senior design projects, co-ops and study abroad programs. Studying in the heart of the New York City metropolitan area, you'll be surrounded by modern marvels of civil engineering as well as some of the top firms int he field. Partnerships with industrial firms, engineering consulting firms and construction contractors in the public and private sector as well as various government agencies offer an array of opportunities to connect with the real-world of civil engineering.


Join a Top 25 Online Graduate Engineering Program

Stevens is ranked among the top 25 in the U.S. for "Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs" in 2022 by U.S. News and World Report.

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Careers in Civil Engineering & Construction

A civil engineering career incorporates many different aspects of engineering including design, construction, management and leadership, and offers excellent opportunities for advancement. These skillsets are desirable to employers and applicable to careers extending far beyond the construction and civil engineering industry. For example, structural engineers are often hired by companies in the aerospace industry to design, develop, and test aircraft, spacecraft, or missile structures.

Some common civil engineering career tracks include:

  • Structural Engineering

  • Construction Engineering and Management

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Transportation Engineering

  • Geotechnical Engineering

  • Hydraulics Engineering

Our civil engineering graduates have been hired at: Aecom, Hardesty-Hanover, Arup, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Langan, ExxonMobil, Thornton Tomasetti

Our construction graduates have been hired at: CL Construction, Hold Construction, Skanska, Gilbane, STV, ExxonMobile

Stevens Civil Engineering Professors have amazing connections with companies in the New York metro area. The senior design advisor organizes fantastic guest-speakers for her classes and is extremely helpful in bridging connections between current students and alumni who work in the industry.
Gabriella RomanoCivil Engineering Bachelor's Graduate
Stevens' construction management master's program helped me earn amazing internship and job opportunities. It gave me knowledge I didn't have before—how to clearly communicate the process of construction with project stakeholders in terms of needs, wants, risk management and problem solving.
John DoriaConstruction Management Master's Graduate