Students survey a plot of land for a civil engineering class

Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Civil engineering is the oldest existing engineering discipline. With increasing global population, the growing complexity of industries, and changing urban centers, the civil engineer's task—applying science to the control and utilization of the environment for the total benefit of mankind—represents a challenge unsurpassed in all of engineering.

Illinois Tech's civil engineering program provides breadth in core sub-disciplines (including structures, transportation, and construction management) and depth in at least one area of specialization (at the discretion of the student and academic advisor).

In professional courses, classroom lectures are supplemented by laboratory practice, including the study of materials, concrete, hydraulics, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, and surveying.

Our civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Overview

The civil engineering program will enable you to make far-reaching decisions that draw not only from technical knowledge, but also integrity and judgment. Experience a breadth in core sub-disciplines (including structures, transportation, and construction management) and an area of specialization.

Career Opportunities

Our accredited civil engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Civil engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Structure engineer
  • Consulting engineer

Illinois Tech’s undergraduate civil engineering curriculum provides you with a strong foundation in the following sub-disciplines of structural engineering: transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and construction management. The program also provides professional specializations in the areas of structural, geotechnical, transportation, civil-environmental, and construction engineering.

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Admissions requirements ensure that incoming students are well-prepared and qualified to succeed in their chosen program. Prospective students must review each program of interest to determine whether they meet admissions requirements as outlined in the course bulletin.

Program Specializations