Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate Program

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Welcome to the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Toledo!  Our program provides our students with exceptional problem-solving skills, expertise in innovative technology, and the ability to communicate effectively, which are all essential to professional civil engineers. In addition, we offer a student-centered environment where our students receive one-on-one attention through our dedicated faculty and staff. 

The increasing need for the maintenance of existing structures and a growing population mean civil engineers are in demand today. Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain the facilities that fill the basic human needs for shelter, transportation, clean air, and water. Our program provides students with a broad understanding of civil engineering with a focus on four fields: environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation. In addition, our courses include an emphasis on sustainability and green design principles. As early as their freshman year, student groups develop practical solutions to complex engineering problems and formally present these solutions to their peers, faculty, and eventually to practicing engineers in their senior capstone design course.

Environmental engineers seek to improve the human condition by designing and building processes to clean and protect the air, water, and land. The diverse jobs that help fulfill this mission include the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment; development and testing of sustainable energy alternatives; remediation of waste sites; and monitoring and modeling of air, water, and land.

One of the unique features of our programs is our integrated co-operative education program that requires our students to work three semesters for companies that hire civil engineers. This gives our students a year of experience working full-time while earning money, which makes our students more competitive in the job market after graduation. Our graduates are employed by private organizations such as consulting engineering firms, manufacturing corporations, utility corporations, and construction companies. They are employed by local, state and federal organizations. Because of the high demand for civil and environmental engineers, our graduates are able to find employment throughout the United States and the world. For information on our co-operative program click here.


Last Updated: 1/9/20