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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #551 (QS) Bethlehem, PA, United States
Students who graduate from the Civil Engineering program at Lehigh University go on to design, build and maintain bridges, buildings, transportation facilities, coastal facilities, off-shore platforms, dams, tunnels, foundations and waterways. 
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Overview

They work in the public sector—with municipal, state and national governments—and the private sector—with individual homeowners, small businesses and international companies.

Civil engineers manage large-scale projects characterized by great complexity, longevity and cost. Society relies and commerce thrives on the systems and structures they create—from buildings and the plants that power them to the roads, bridges, tunnels and waterways that connect it all.

The Civil Engineering program at Lehigh University provides a broad base of learning and research opportunities to prepare students to become leaders in their profession. Students gain skills and knowledge in designing and managing large-scale engineering projects while also learning to be leaders and innovators in a wide variety of related pursuits, including engineering management, business administration, law and medicine.

Why Civil Engineering?

  • Because you want to spend your days designing and building bridges, buildings, transportation facilities, coastal facilities, off-shore platforms, dams, tunnels, foundations and waterways
  • Because you want to manage large-scale projects with great complexity, longevity and cost
  • Because you are creative, analytical and detail-oriented, and you enjoy working with others

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:

  • Civil Engineering Statistics
  • Engineering Statics
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Introductory Physics
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Capstone Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • $70 Application Fee
  • Electronic submission from your school through the Common Application website is accepted and encouraged.
  • Lehigh University will adopt a test optional policy for the SAT or ACT during the 2020-21 year.
  • Transcripts must have the high school seal and/or official signature and be from a high school with a CEEB code.
  • All non-US citizens are required to submit the Certificate of Finances form filled out for all four years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bethlehem

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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