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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Civil engineering is a people-oriented profession that has long been in existence to serve the needs of mankind. It evolved as a formal discipline at the start of the 19th century with the advent of society’s need for increased mobility and convenience. The role of the civil engineer has always been one that deals primarily with public works: the planning, design, and construction of airports, bridges, buildings, and transportation, irrigation, flood control, water supply and waste disposal systems. These civil engineering works not only manage our environment, but are part of the environment itself and, by their very nature, have important social and economic impacts.

The first two years of the Civil Engineering program of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology include courses that deal with the principles of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences on which engineering concepts are based, as well as courses in humanities and social sciences and introductory courses in engineering and design. The last two years are devoted to developing the necessary technical competence, as well as the ability to apply the knowledge that the student has acquired to the design and synthesis of complex civil engineering projects. Project-based learning is an essential ingredient, and a year-long, client-based capstone design project highlights the senior year.

The entire curriculum is oriented to develop a student’s ability to think critically and logically. Upon graduation the student will be able to adapt this ability to the engineering environment of his or her choice. The curriculum in civil engineering will provide the student with the capacity for professional growth, either by advanced study or as a practicing professional engineer. A student may also use this academic background as a stepping stone to a position in management, administration, law, or some other non-engineering field.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to perform essential engineering functions in the design, management, or construction industry.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design/construct complex engineering systems in the broad-based engineering industry.
  • Graduates will demonstrate their potential for technical leadership and management.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering
  • Aquatic Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The International Student Application
  • SAT-I or ACT results
  • A letter of recommendation
  • An official copy of the secondary school record
  • An affidavit of support indicating your ability to fund the cost of attendance at Rose-Hulman
  • An official copy of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) report or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49479 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49479 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Terre Haute

  • 911 - 1480 USD/month
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