What will I learn?

Civil engineers plan, design, supervise the construction, operate, maintain, inspect, retrofit, and manage many of the facilities and systems in both public and private sectors that are essential to modern life. The civil engineering profession is one of the most stable and most diverse of the engineering disciplines. Civil engineers are employed by consulting firms, public agencies, and start and operate their own business. Workplaces range from construction sites to design offices. Most civil engineers work with some engineering or construction aspect of private and/or public facilities, such as airports, bridges, buildings, coastal structures, dams, environmental remediation of contaminated sites, harbors, highways, offshore structures, pipelines, railroads, transportation systems, tunnels, water collection systems, water distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities, and waterways. Civil engineers are on the forefront of applying the newest technology innovations in engineering and construction.

Civil engineering projects are unique because they require individual planning, analysis, design, construction supervision, performance monitoring, management and retrofitting. Civil engineering projects often require technical, governmental, legal, financial, and social evaluations. The primary objective is to provide the best service for the users while minimizing costs and other undesirable impacts.

The Geotechnical Engineering Track to fulfill the BS in Civil Engineering degree emphasizes specialized coursework in applied soil mechanics and foundation engineering, as well as civil engineering sub-disciplines with strong geotechnical engineering connections such as structures, water resources, construction, transportation, environmental, coastal and ocean engineering. The track is appropriate for those wishing to pursue careers in engineering design and management of infrastructure in a wide array of sectors that can include energy, transportation, and water resources.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$37,890.00 (28,12,859) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021


College of Engineering

3127 TAMU,



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

High school/secondary transcript

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or

a minimum PTE Academic score of 53

a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band

When to Apply:

Spring/ August 1; Fall/December 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.