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Civil Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Civil Engineering program ofered by George Washington University teaches the fundamentals in five major areas of civil engineering: environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water resources engineering, and transportation engineering.
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Using these fundamentals, our students participate in some very exciting projects—such as the clean-up of the “deadzone” in the Gulf of Mexico, earthquake protection of bridges and roads, and crash protection for children in car seats.George Washington University's Civil Engineering program offers options in environmental engineering, medical preparation and transportation engineering.

You will learn the fundamentals of science, mathematics and engineering. You will also develop the analytical, experimental and design skills necessary for a career in one of the five major areas of civil engineering—or in fields such as business, law and public policy.

What can I do in the Civil Engineering field?

You can help plan, design and construct buildings, bridges, roads, and airport and rapid-transit systems. Or you can specialize in pollution control, hazardous-waste cleanup and water and wastewater treatment systems. A civil engineering education also prepares you for work in fields such as law, medicine, manufacturing, finance and policy.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Methods of Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design to Resist Natural Hazards
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Special Topics (Advanced Earthquake Engineering Topics)
  • Concrete Bridge Design
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Prestressed Concrete Structures

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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