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Civil Engineering, B.E.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Vanderbilt University's B.E. in Civil Engineering prepares graduates to begin their exciting professional engineering careers in one of the many specialty areas of civil engineering, including structural, environmental, or infrastructure sustainability engineering, or have successful alternative careers in areas such as business or law.
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Overview

Undergraduate Civil Engineering students at Vanderbilt University certainly have opportunities to hone their research skills in conjunction with faculty and graduate students working on sponsored research during their undergraduate studies. 

Key facts

A summer research program for those interested in furthering their research skills has been popular and beneficial since summer academic classes are not typically taken. The required Senior Design sequence of courses definitely allows further research opportunities and working partnerships with practicing engineers.

Example student research topics include:

  • Smart materials that automatically detect damage
  • Damage diagnosis in concrete structures
  • Freight economic vulnerabilities due to flooding events
  • Nano-modified concrete for next generation of nuclear waste storage
  • Evaluating water system sustainability and resilience

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainable Design in Civil Engineering
  • Risk, Reliability, and Resilience Engineering
  • Infrastructure Systems Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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