Civil engineering is the segment of the engineering profession that provides for the basic needs of humanity. Civil engineers focus on both the built and natural environments through the planning, design, construction, and operation of building and housing systems, commercial and industrial facilities, transportation systems, and systems for the protection and use of air, water, land, and ecological resources. Civil engineers also provide for the protection of people and our infrastructure from natural disasters.
Civil Engineering is an ABET-accredited engineering degree program within UT Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, which is consistently ranked one of the nation's best.
The current undergraduate curriculum in Civil Engineering is 125 semester credit hours. Undergraduates can choose technical electives from a variety of areas of specialization within civil engineering: construction engineering and project management, construction materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. (For more details, see Civil Engineering Areas of Practice.)
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