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Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

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Bachelor of Engineering


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Learn the versatile skill set needed to build a successful career in civil engineering.

Civil engineering is one of the most visible technical fields. It draws on aspects of physics, mathematics, project management, and many other areas. In addition to planning, designing and supervising the construction of public facilities — skyscrapers, roads, bridges, ports, irrigation systems and more — civil engineers are also involved in business, managing natural resources, addressing climate hazards, and modern societal challenges of all kinds.

In the civil engineering program at Stevens, you'll pursue a broad-based curriculum that provides a firm foundation in engineering, as well as substantial experience in the humanities and business engineering management. Within the sequence of civil engineering courses, you have the flexibility to focus in structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental engineering, and construction management. You'll thoroughly explore mechanics, and develop a strong foundation in science, mathematics and computation. While earning your bachelor of civil engineering, you'll also receive hands-on, industry experience through senior design projects, co-ops, and study abroad programs.

Studying in the heart of the tri-state area, you'll be surrounded by modern marvels of civil engineering, as well as some of the top firms in the 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.

The Stevens Advantage: Hands-On Learning, Real World Experience

At Stevens, you’ll learn to think like an engineer. Our design-focused curriculum features a hands-on course every semester that will instill you with broad, foundational knowledge, the complete fundamentals of engineering, and entrepreneurial thinking. Learn more about what makes an engineering education from Stevens a unique experience:

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  • The Design Spine: a unique, design-focused, hands-on course every semester that incorporates entrepreneurial thinking and experiential learning, culminating with Senior Design, a team capstone project working on prototypes for real business problems, potentially in collaboration with a real company

  • Innovation Expo: an exciting design and entrepreneurship competition where students showcase their senior design prototypes and pitch business ideas

  • Engineering Cooperative Education Program: nearly 30% of all engineering students participate in Stevens’ Cooperative Education Program where you get on-the-job experience working for real companies

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: our research-oriented curriculum gives you in-the-lab experience while you're still an undergraduate student

Student operating equipment in the Davidson Lab. More opportunities for Stevens undergraduate students include:

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See what it's like to be a civil, environmental, or naval engineer at Stevens by visiting the links below.

An ABET Accredited Program

The Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), https://www.abet.org.

Putting You on Track for Professional Success

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The civil engineering bachelor’s program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success. Career opportunities include:

  • Civil Project Engineer

  • Site Engineer

  • Structural/Bridge Engineer

  • Construction Engineer

  • Water Resources Engineer

  • Civil Infrastructure Engineer

  • Geotechnical Engineer

  • Project Manager

Companies Hiring Civil Engineers:

Tishman Construction, Thornton-Tomasetti Engineering, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Stantec Construction, Turner Construction, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

Interesting Engineering: Stevens Civil Engineering Program #4 in the U.S.

Interesting Engineering released a list of the top 10 colleges and universities for civil engineering, citing the Stevens program as one of the best with an average starting salary of $56,000. 

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