Civil engineers design bridges, roads, and airports. They are concerned about environmental issues such as water, sustainable development, and landfill management. They design buildings to withstand natural disasters, and they are architects and construction managers. UTA’s Civil Engineering Department offers focus areas in architectural engineering, construction management, geotechnical engineering, structures, transportation, and water resources.
The Co-op/Internship Office helps students gain placement in co-op and intern positions that will give undergraduate students practical work experience. Internships are generally completed off-campus during a semester or summer term, while students participating in co-ops alternate between full-time work and attending classes, one semester at a time.
Undergraduate students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, working in small groups to apply knowledge to a real-world project or problem, often with financial support from an industry partner. Students may also take advantage of opportunities to work in faculty labs on funded research. In a new program at UTA, students may use federal work-study funds to earn money for such research.
Graduates of the department work at many companies in the region, including Freese and Nichols, Jacobs Engineering, HP Civil Engineering, BNSF Railway, Dunaway Associates, the Texas Department of Transportation, Teague, Nall & Perkins, and several others.
I CHOSE UTA because the Civil Engineering Department has excellent standards and teaches you everything you’ll need for the future. Also, the diversity of UTA’s student body has allowed me to grow and experience different cultures. Dion Su, Senior