Civil engineers work with technology, people, and nature in designing and managing essential infrastructure, such as highways, bridges, buildings, tunnels, dams, and water-supply systems.
Civil engineering is linked with environmental engineering, which works to devise environmentally friendly ways to manage and process society’s waste, destroy toxic substances, remove pollutants from the water or air, and ensure the sustainable well-being of manufactured and natural environments.
Why Study at Iowa?
The BSE in civil engineering is one of six Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the College of Engineering, which offers excellent opportunities for students to participate in research, internships, study abroad, and student organizations.
Focus area options in civil engineering include:
- Civil engineering practice
- Environmental health
- Environmental remediation and control
- Human modeling and simulation management
- Structures, mechanics, and materials
- Urban and regional planning
- Water resources
See Civil Engineering in the UI General Catalog for more details.
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Engineering students may enjoy the People in Engineering Living-Learning Community or the Be WISE: Women in Science and Engineering Living-Learning Community in the residence halls.
Iowa graduates have job placement rates ranging from 86-100 percent, depending on their area of study, and our Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.
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Apply to the College of Engineering.