There are a wide array of opportunities available to civil, architectural, and environmental engineers. The study of engineering fosters the development of quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills that are useful in many different career areas and highly sought out by employers. Some CAEE undergraduates go on to pursue graduate degrees, while others immediately begin a professional career. A year of graduate study is a great choice for students wishing to augment their undergraduate coursework in a specialty area. Our graduate degree program is an excellent option for undergraduate students interested in advanced study.
Employers of CAEE graduates include industrial firms of all types; private consulting firms; governmental agencies at the local, state and national level; construction firms; and research and development groups. Developing countries also have a strong need for civil, architectural, and environmental engineers because the majority of their basic development needs can be met with the skill set that our students have acquired. Some of our graduates even go on to start their own successful companies.
To read about what some of our alumni have accomplished after graduation, please visit the Academy of Distinguished Alumni page or the Outstanding Young Alumnus page. Our CAEE Success Stories also show why our graduates are sought out by industry, government, and academia and also highlight our research programs that continue to improve quality of life locally and globally.
For graduation accommodation statistics (such as the number of graduates who get jobs and where, their base salaries, etc.), please see the website for the Cockrell School of Engineering's Engineering Career Assistance Center (ECAC).