B.Sc. On Campus

Civil Engineering

The University of Akron

48 months
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Civil Engineering program of The University of Akron prepares students to plan, design, build and operate the infrastructure of modern society - roadways, buildings, airports, seaports, tunnels, dams, bridges, even water supply and sewage systems.


Civil Engineering Fundamentals

Core curriculum includes:

  • mathematics
  • solid and fluid mechanics
  • engineering materials
  • environmental reactions

Explore a range of specializations to tailor your degree to your interests:

  • environmental
  • geotechnical
  • hydraulic
  • structural construction
  • transportation engineering

Our Faculty

  • incorporate real engineering design challenges into courses
  • collaborate on research with students and colleagues at UA, other schools, government agencies and private industries

Hands-on Research

Experience civil engineering firsthand through our research facilities: 

Five major labs:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Materials
  • Transportation

Every year, our American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter successfully competes against other schools in regional and national Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge contests.

Real World Experience

Gain important practical professional experience through the optional cooperative education program in the engineering field of your choice, offered in the Civil Engineering program of The University of Akron. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you are likely to earn a competitive salary.

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in civil engineering paves the way to careers in design, construction research and teaching. Civil engineers also work as construction site supervisors or city engineers. Many civil engineers specialize in a particular area such as:

  • structural
  • water resources
  • environmental,
  • construction
  • transportation
  • geotechnical engineering

Career Outlook

Opportunities are growing for civil engineers as the demand increases for:

  • high capacity transportation
  • water supply and pollution control systems
  • larger buildings and building complexes

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Analytic Geometry-Calculus
  • Tools for Civil Engineering
  • Analytic Geometry-Calculus
  • Basic Surveying
  • Statics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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