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Civil Engineering (B.V.E.)

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Be a Planner, Designer, Constructor and Operator of the Built Environment
  • Serve your local community as a city engineers, inspector or water facility operator
  • Help direct national policy initiatives or ongoing research with a federal science agency
  • Design buildings as a structural engineer or build them as a construction manager
  • Protect public health and the environment with sustainable waste control designs
  • Manage risks from natural disasters, accidents and other threats
  • Ensure the safety of our bridges and roadways
  • Other industries include: energy, law, education, communication and science journalism, manufacturing and processing, auto or aerospace
Experience Engineering
  • Hands-on, real-world experiences — from co-op and internship placements to ETHOS and study abroad
  • Student organizations including student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE) and Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA).
  • University Rivers Institute promotes and protects the Great Miami River watershed
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program pairs students interested in research careers with a faculty mentor for a paid research experience.
Career Outlook

Civil engineering is a growing profession that has been ranked by CNN as one of the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. The civil engineering profession is expected to grow by 20 percent in the ten-year period ending in 2022 as the country’s public infrastructure continues to age and require replacement. University of Dayton civil engineering graduates enjoy a nearly 100 percent placement rate with starting salaries averaging just above $59,000.

Plans of Study 

University Catalog for Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.V.E.)

Our broad-based curriculum offers you elective courses, you can achieve a concentration in construction, environmental engineering, structures, water resources, geotechnical or transportation.  

You'll gain knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences by study, experience and practice to develop and problem solve ways to use materials and forces of nature to improve and protect our environment and to provide solid structures and facilities for community, industry and transportation for the well-being of humanity.

University Catalog for Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

Our BPM program allows you to pursue a specialization or complement your program with graduate courses. You can use up to six credit hours of graduate coursework to satisfy baccalaureate and master’s degree program requirements. Many students successfully complete both degrees within five years and go on to top industrial positions with salaries well above the national average. Click here for more information and an application for our Bachelor's Plus Master's Program.

Virtual Visit

Schedule a virtual academic visit today to get all your questions answered. Prospective students can connect online with an associate dean, department chair or faculty member and get a student perspective from an Engineering Ambassador. Complete the Online Academic Visit Form to set up your School of Engineering virtual academic visit.

Click here to schedule
Scholarship Opportunity
FIRST® Scholarship

FIRST® Scholarship inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs to build science, engineering, technology and life skills. The University of Dayton School of Engineering supports their endeavor with a $2500 renewable scholarship for students who major in chemical, civil, computer, discover (undecided), electrical, or mechanical engineering or engineering technology. For more information, please click here and contact Ms. Shawnee Breitenstein.

Application (DOCX)

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Dr. Robert Liang, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0243