What will I learn?

Why study Civil Engineering BS/MBA at UB?

Civil engineers build societies. Their ability to translate complex ideas into concrete reality is the reason we have buildings, bridges, roads, railroads, subway systems, airports, water supply systems, and jetliners. Ancient engineering projects include the Great Wall of China, roads of the Roman Empire, Mayan ruins or the Pyramids of Giza and Stonehenge. Today, the public is familiar with civil engineering achievements such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam or New York City's water supply system. Accomplishments such as these illustrate the diversity, scale, grandeur, and functionality that is civil engineering. Because they often work in the public arena, civil engineers require broad technical training and usually must be licensed as professional engineers. Faculty in our department are at the cutting edge of civil engineering research, and have had key contributions in some of the major projects around the world.

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. These broad statements describe what we expect our graduates to achieve within a few years of graduation. Our program educational objectives are:

Satisfy the requirements of their employers for professional practice in civil engineering, and
Continue their professional development in civil engineering, including professional licensure, continuing education, and/or graduate study.

In addition, the curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

The MBA component of the curriculum is designed so that students will:

  • Develop knowledge and skills essential for effective management.
  • Be able to analyze complex information in order to make informed, ethical decisions with the consideration of various stakeholders.
  • Be effective team members, will develop essential communication skills, and will develop cultural competence for a global environment.

Career Outlook

Civil engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of opportunities in industry, governmental agencies, private consulting firms (in which civil engineers often participate as owners or partners), and construction companies as well as in research & development.

Alumni in Civil Engineering Have Found Employment in:

  • Computational engineering
  • Computer-aided design
  • Construction engineering and management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering and foundation design
  • Highway design and construction
  • Hydraulic and water resources engineering
  • Structural engineering and design
  • Transportation engineering

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,540.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 January 2020, 31 August 2020

Venue

University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,

BUFFALO,

New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class; You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university. UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

For international students

Our applicants have completed rigorous coursework in high school. Most students have taken high school courses in basic academic knowledge areas. The following courses are not required for admission, but are suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework: Four years of English (with a substantial writing component); Four years of social studies; Three years of college-preparatory science; Three years of a second language; At least three years of college-preparatory mathematics. Some students who haven’t completed such a program still qualify for admission; however, it might be necessary to take additional courses to strengthen your knowledge in one or more of those areas after you enter the university.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 70, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 523, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.0, the minimum score of PTE is 50, the minimum score of ACT (English and Reading) is 18, the minimum score of SAT I Critical Reading (Old Version) is 450 and the minimum score of SAT I ERWS (New Version) is 500.

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About this uni

With New York City and Canada not far away, Buffalo is a brilliant base from which to explore the delights of North America.

  • 13:1 student faculty ratio.
  • 94% of recent UB graduates are in graduate school or employed.
  • World-renowned research centers.
  • Over 300 student clubs as well as competitive sports teams.