Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is concerned with a wide variety of elements in natural and man-made environments. The civil engineer conceives, designs, constructs, manages and maintains physical facilitiesand infrastructures such as residential and industrial buildings, bridges, transportation systems, tunnels, dams, power plants, space structures, water resources, water treatment systems, municipal and industrial waste disposal (including hazardous waste treatment systems), and air and water pollution control systems.

Civil engineering students at the University of Arizona may elect to take a series of courses concentrated in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering or general civil engineering. Well-equipped physical and computer laboratories are available for instruction and research.

What makes our program special?

The depth of CEEM’s excellent curriculum is achieved through required introductory courses in five sub-disciplines followed by guided selection of electives in environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transportation engineering.

A multitude of classes include engineering graphics, statics, mechanics of solids and fluids, surveying, communications, structural design, transportation, water and wastewater systems, and earth structures. The CEEM program bridges the gap from theory to practice through innovative classes and hands-on labs. 

The UA Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics sponsors a student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The highly-motivated students in this organization are active in competing in regional conferences, sponsoring an annual career night for engineering students, adopting a highway, and promoting professional engineering examinations through the Arizona Board of Registration.


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