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Civil Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (ARWU) Akron, OH, United States
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.
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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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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

  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11635 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11635 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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