Graduates Professor and student engineering campus visit lab

Civil engineers engage in a wide range of activities such as research, design, development, management, and the control of engineering systems and their components. With today’s fast-paced technological changes, civil engineering provides unique and unlimited career opportunities in areas such as bridges, harbors, airports, highways, railroads and more. Civil Engineering is a people serving profession and as
such is vital to the world’s economic,
political, and social well-being.

Civil engineers work in many different industries:

  • Construction, utility companies, oil companies
  • Telecommunications businesses
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Railroads, airports, road construction
  • Engineering, architectural consulting companies
  • City, state and federal government
  • Department of Transportation
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Department of Energy

Take the first step!

The first step toward your future in civil engineering begins right now with a connection to Deidra Mayer, our director of high school recruiting, who can help you learn more about the great programs in the College of Engineering, arrange a campus visit, talk to a current student, explore scholarship possibilities and more. Email or call (409) 880-7870.

Department Spotlight


Advisory Council Member Honored

CE Advisory Council member Brandy Lang was chosen to receive 2014 Woman of Excellence Award on April 21 by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Federation of Houston Professional Women (FHPW). 

Congratulations Civil Graduate

Civil Enginering senior graduate, and Mirabeau Scholar,  Daniel Ward will join Engineering, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master (ESTEEM) program at the University of Notre Dame in June 2014.