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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. Focus areas of the program include:

  • structural,
  • environmental,
  • transportation engineering, and
  • construction engineering management.

Experiential Learning

The department strongly encourages undergraduate 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.

During their studies at UAB, Civil Engineering students may get involved in professional student organizations, participate in student competitions, and build valuable technical expertise and skills. Moreover, the UAB Civil Engineering department offers certificate programs and international programs, as well as professional programs and online master’s degree programs to accommodate students from a variety of backgrounds and career paths.

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