Civil engineers are involved in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, bridges, roads, and the evaluation of their operational performance. The Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) department offers a distinguished program of undergraduate and graduate study and cutting-edge research covering various facets of Civil Engineering theory and practice. Thrust areas of the program include structural, environmental, transportation engineering and construction engineering management . A knowledgeable and experienced group of faculty members work closely with students to provide them with the tools required to succeed professionally in globally-competitive work environments.
The Civil Engineering Department strongly encourages students to participate in experiential learning opportunities, such as industry co-ops, engineering internships, and research with department faculty. These programs greatly enhance a student's education and provide the real-world experience employers look for after graduation. A dedicated staff member assists students in finding and applying to these programs, and incorporating them in the student’s program of study.
One of the unique features of the UAB Civil Engineering Program is a Study Abroad Program that allows students to complete coursework overseas while broadening their international and cultural experiences. Academic credits can be utilized to fulfill undergraduate requirements or be applied towards the UAB "fast-track" master degree. The "fast-track" master option allows students to complete a master’s degree in one year beyond their bachelor’s.
During their studies at UAB, Civil Engineering students get many opportunities to take leadership in professional student organizations, participate in student competitions, and build valuable technical expertise and skills. Moreover the UAB Civil Engineering department offers certificate programs, international programs, as well as professional programs which provide options for unique quality learning and practicing experiences.
The UAB Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.