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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) New Orleans, LA, United States
A B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of New Orleans will prepare you to make your mark on the modern world—and the buildings, systems, and infrastructure that make it up. 
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You’ll build a strong foundation of knowledge in science, mathematics, engineering, and mechanics: the disciplines that are essential to make modern life work. Every time you enter a building, drive on a road, take mass transit, or even fill a glass of water from the tap, you’re experiencing the results of a civil engineer’s work—and the world is always looking for more bright minds to master that meaningful work.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program at University of New Orleans offers five distinct areas of specialization: environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, surveying, and water resources. No matter which area you choose, you’ll be prepared to make a real, visible contribution to society with your skills in civil engineering, whether you pursue a graduate degree or launch your career right away.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from UNO is an ABET-accredited, 127-credit-hour program that requires 39 general education credits, 40 general engineering credits, and 48 civil engineering–specific credits.
  • In addition, the degree encompasses five areas of specialization, so you can choose the path that best matches your interests and career goals.

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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Financial Support Form
  • Official high school transcripts must be sent directly from the school. The transcripts must be in the original language, accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Must have completed at least 17 of the 19 credits of the academic core curriculum and achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions. In addition, students must have the minimum ACT/SAT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13678 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13678 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9108 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New Orleans

  • 1125 - 2160 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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