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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Iowa City, IA, United States
Civil engineering is about community service, development, and improvement. It involves the conception, planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites. This bachelor degree in Civil Engineering is offered by The University of Iowa.
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Overview

Civil engineers are solvers of real-world problems, meeting the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning. 

This bachelor degree in Civil Engineering is offered at The University of Iowa. Growth areas in civil engineering include infrastructure development, construction management, computer-aided design, engineered environmental systems and flood-related sciences.  

In planning and design, civil engineers work with other engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners, economists, financiers, sociologists, lawyers, and other specialists as members of the design team. Some engineers work in offices while others construct or supervise outdoor projects they have designed. There also is great potential for entrepreneurial work by civil and environmental engineers as they start their own 

Career Development

  • On average, 93-98 percent of Iowa engineering graduates are employed in their field of study or pursuing advanced education within seven months of graduation.
  • Engineering is a well-respected profession that is used as a foundation for a variety of careers in industry, medicine, law, government, and consulting. Engineering majors hold eight of the top ten spots on the list of top-paid majors for bachelor's degree graduates, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
  • Engineering Professional Development (EPD) develops and promotes experiential education and professional opportunities for students. Professional staff coordinate the college's co-op and internship program, engage in employer outreach, and provide opportunities for students to network with employers, including an engineering career fair and other career-development programming each semester.
  • EPD also offers individual advising and class presentations on resume and cover letter preparation, job and internship search strategies, interviewing skills, and job offer evaluation. 

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:

  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Professional Practice and Ethics
  • Civil Engineering Tools
  • Severe and Unusual Weather
  • Leadership Skills for Engineers
  • Technical Communication in Civil and Environmental Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    530

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General Requirements

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33094 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33094 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Iowa City

  • 1187 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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