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What will I learn?

The Department of Civil Engineering offers a curriculum that provides students with a solid background in mathematics, physical science and civil engineering. Elective courses are available in environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources engineering. Laboratory facilities in the School of Engineering are available for conducting basic environmental analyses, hydraulic experiments, material tests, soil mechanics procedures and transportation studies. Baccalaureate graduates are prepared to assist public and private employers, or to pursue graduate study.

Career Opportunities

Civil engineers work in a wide range of fields in both technical and managerial positions. Job opportunities can be found in consulting companies, industry and government agencies. Civil engineers work in offices and on job sites. They design, build, inspect, maintain, rehabilitate, and preserve buildings, bridges, treatment systems, and roads - all the essential infrastructure for society. Due to the nature and importance of the profession, civil engineers are always needed.

Employment Training Grants

The civil engineering program is eligible for federal funding for qualified students who are displaced, unemployed, underemployed, veterans or economically disadvantaged. Funding sources include the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Dislocated Worker Programs. Most federal funding programs may be utilized for up to two years.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$18,246.00 per year

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

Start date

Expected January 2023


School of Engineering

Engineering Building Ste 3057,



62026, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Attain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

For international students

Records showing grades for all years of secondary/high school AND official exam results or certificate/diploma


IELTS: 6.0 (no component score under 5.5)

PTE: 50

International Deadlines Fall: July 1; Spring: November 1

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


About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a nationally recognized, public institution offering high-quality, affordable education programs.

  • Affordable tuition with excellent scholarships available
  • Stunning campus setting overlooking Mississippi River
  • One of America’s safest campuses
  • Diverse and welcoming student body

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