Civil Engineering Bachelor's Degree Overview
The University of Toledo’s accredited civil engineering bachelor’s degree program has been ranked in the top 20 in the country. What our students do best is apply knowledge learned in the classroom to problems in the real world.
UToledo’s College of Engineering is one of only eight engineering colleges in the country to require co-ops for all engineering students. Our graduates are in high demand worldwide thanks to this practical design experience.
Civil engineers make people’s lives healthier, safer and more sustainable. They design, construct and maintain infrastructure, such as shelter, transportation and clean air and water facilities. Graduates with civil engineering degrees are in high demand as the country’s existing facilities age.
Classes in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering emphasize sustainability and green design principles. Our program focuses on four fields: environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation.
Civil Engineering Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Unique co-op experience. Build your skills, connections and resume by spending three semesters working in paid civil engineering co-op positions. The College of Engineering offers co-op opportunities across the United States and in 34 countries.
The University of Toledo is one of just eight colleges in the country to require co-ops for all engineering majors. Every student in the civil engineering fall class of 2015 received a job offer from their co-op employer.
- UT civil engineering grads get jobs. UT engineering students have a more than 85% job placement rate after graduation.
- Research opportunities with world-class faculty. Students work alongside faculty on cutting-edge research. Civil engineering majors have developed plans to get rid of potholes in Ohio roads and developed infrastructure locally and abroad. UToledo’s civil engineering faculty has received funding from many federal agencies and the Ohio Lake Erie Commission
- Learn by doing. Students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering study computer-aided design, learn surveying techniques and work in teams to solve complex engineering problems. Seniors complete a large, multidisciplinary civil engineering design project. This is the type of work done in a civil engineering consultant’s office.
- Support from your peers. UT’s Freshman Interest Group program helps students transition from high school to college. You'll share classes with a small group of engineering students and be mentored by an upperclassman.
- Top-notch facilities. The UToledo Nitschke Engineering Complex is located on UT’s Main Campus and has academic, research and business incubation facilities. You get hands-on experience in eight undergraduate civil engineering instructional labs. Civil engineering majors also work with advanced mechanic and thermal science measurement equipment, state-of-the-art computer-aided design software and robotic control systems.
- Accreditation. UT’s Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.
- Get involved. Hone your communication and leadership abilities in student engineering organizations, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.
|Coastal engineer||Project engineer|
|Construction engineer||Site engineer|
|Environmental engineer||Water resources engineer|
Companies that hire UToledo civil engineering graduates:
|Administrative Controls Management||Lathrop|
|Construction Civil Engineering||Mosser Construction|
|Glass City Engineering and Surveying||Stahl Scheffer Eng. LLC|
“The opportunity to apply what I have learned in the classroom to help those in need is extremely rewarding. Not only have I been fortunate enough to travel to Honduras, but I have been able to gain a global perspective of the challenges that engineers face. To me, it is extremely rewarding to work on projects that will have a direct impact on the public, whether that be a new wastewater treatment plant or cleaning a Brownfield site to allow for new use. Engineers play a key role in communities as well as society, whether they are fully recognized for their contributions or not. I look forward to a fulfilling career where I can create and implement designs that will better the lives of the communities where I work."
Civil engineering major, College of Engineering
Civil Engineering Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
UToledo's civil engineering bachelor’s degree program balances theory, practice and entrepreneurship.
Civil Engineering Bachelor's Degree Sample Courses:
|Freshman Civil Engineering Experience||Structural Analysis|
|CAD for Civil Engineers||Soil Mechanics|
|Strength of Materials||Transportation Engineering I|
|Air Pollution Engineering I|
Internship Opportunities for Civil Engineering Bachelor's Degree
All UToledo civil engineering majors complete at least three semesters of co-op experiences. The College of Engineering’s Career Development Center helps students find placements.
Civil engineering graduates often receive job offers from their co-op employers. Every student in the fall class of 2015 received an offer.