Undergraduate Programs

The University of Arizona Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers two bachelor's degrees: a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering that has educated the builders of tomorrow for more than 100 years, and a new Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering that integrates engineering fundamentals with architectural perspectives.

Ready to build a better future with an undergraduate degree in civil or architectural engineering? Apply to the University of Arizona College of Engineering today!

Application & Admissions Info button

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

UA Civil Engineering: Founded in 1905Civil engineers are tasked with building and maintaining structures to withstand the forces of nature and humankind, using materials and methods that preserve resources for future generations.

UA's civil engineering program includes these focus areas:  

  • Construction engineering management, including heavy civil and building construction
  • Structural engineering, including design and analysis of buildings and bridges
  • Geotechnical engineering, including the rock and soil upon which structures are built
  • Transportation engineering, including roads, highways and traffic
  • Hydraulic engineering, including the collection, transport and management of water resources
  • Environmental engineering centers around wastewater treatment.

UA civil engineering construction facilities

What careers can you explore with a civil engineering degree? Our alumni work as engineers, consultants, supervisors and administrators for construction firms, water, power and gas companies, mining operations, land developers, manufacturers, transportation companies, and local and state governments, and more.

What classes will you take as a UA civil engineering undergrad? See the advised course sequence in this four-year plan (PDF).

Civil Engineering Curriculum button linking to PDF plan


Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

UA Architectural Engineering: Established in 2017Architectural engineers use their technical expertise in the construction industry to bridge the gap between architects, engineers and contractors and design safe, sustainable and resilient buildings.

Our architectural engineering program, offered in partnership with the UA College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, delivers the knowledge needed to plan, design and manage construction of buildings – from structural integrity to efficient heating and cooling – by drawing from the principles of:

  • Civil engineering, including construction engineering management and structural analysis and design
  • Electrical engineering, including building wiring and lighting
  • Mechanical engineering, including building heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and control

Venn diagram explaining the overlapping principles of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering that form the specialty of architectural engineering

What careers await an architectural engineer? Alumni are qualified to work with engineering, architecture and construction firms and prepared for graduate studies in civil engineering, construction engineering and architecture. With a projected 20 percent increase in employment rates in the next few years, job prospects in this burgeoning field are promising.

What classes will you take as a UA architectural engineering student? See the advised course sequence in this four-year plan (PDF).

Architectural Engineering Curriculum button linking to PDF plan


PO Box 210072 • 1209 E. Second Street, Room 206A-1, Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: 520.621.2266 • Fax: 520.621.2550 • ceem@engr.arizona.edu

University of Arizona College of Engineering