Civil & Environmental Engineering at UWM

Civil Engineering is a profession that deals with the infrastructure of society and impacts your everyday life. From the roads and bridges you use everyday to the drinking water that comes out of your tap at home, civil engineers work to develop safe, efficient and sustainable ways to continually improve our infrastructure.


  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation and municipal engineering
  • Water resources and environmental engineering

Work with faculty engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:

  • Social and environmental impacts of transportation development
  • Flexible pavement design
  • Fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Hydrodynamic modeling
  • Environmental fluid mechanics
  • Application of nanomaterials in construction

Career Paths
Civil engineers work in all levels of government and throughout the private sector.

  • Structural Designer
  • Construction Manager
  • Civil Drafter
  • Senior Pipeline Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Construction Inspector

Did You Know?
Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines, dating back to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Today civil engineers design, build and maintain:

  • Highways, tunnels rail systems and airports
  • Bridges, canals and dams
  • Power plants
  • Water supply and sewage systems
  • Buildings of all sorts

We offer an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in engineering degree in Civil Engineering that prepares you for the future.

Degrees Awarded37395262535746TBD
Starting Salary$50,500$55,000

Learn more about our program educational objectives and student outcomes.

For further information, please email

The Civil Engineering Major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
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