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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
Civil Engineering students at The University of New Mexico  plan, design and develop communities, roads, bridges, buildings, and transit systems while solving problems associated with water resources, energy, and pollution.
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 The program enables future engineers to tackle a wide variety of problems and to be at the forefront in serving society.


The BSCE requires Civil Engineering students at The University of New Mexico 124 credits of coursework including study of the physical sciences, math and engineering in the first two years followed by upper level classes in broad and specialized civil engineering topics.  A senior design course requires students from all the degree programs to work on real engineering projects.  Technical courses are complemented by writing, humanities, social science, and foreign language classes.

What Does It Take to Be a Civil Engineer?

Engineers enjoy the challenge of solving problems, being part of the solution, and working as part of a team. An aptitude for math and science is very helpful as well as working with others, speaking and writing well, and showing leadership skills. Civil engineers work with engineers, technicians, office staff, economists, social scientists, geologists, biologists, chemists, and the general public to a great degree. Since many projects are publicly funded and require public input, the engineer must clearly communicate technical information to clients and the public, learn to think on his/her feet, and keep calm under pressure.


This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Accel Composition
  • Calculus
  • General Chem
  • General Chem Lab
  • Civil Engr Design
  • Engineering Statics

English Language Requirements

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Completion of at least 26 credit hours toward the degree and good standing in the university
  • An overall GPA of at least 2.5
  • Completion of at least the 19-25 credit hours of technical courses required in the first year curricula (courses vary by degree program – see below)
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 and grades of C- or better in each of those 19-25 hours
  • Completion of English 110

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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