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Undergraduate Program

Welcome to Purdue University's Lyles School of Civil Engineering. We invite you to explore our academic programs, our faculty and students, along with our current research. As you navigate through our web site you will learn more about the extraordinary opportunities that a Purdue Civil Engineering degree will offer you.

Civil graduates at the May Civil reception
Civil graduates at the May Civil reception.

Purdue civil engineers are highly sought as many are the top leaders in the profession throughout the world. Our students are recruited and graduates are widely regarded as having the best work ethic in the country.

As students begin their engineering program they are invited to join Engineering 103 to gain insight into some of the career paths as a civil engineer. This course will highlight many topics, such as "Forensic Investigation of the Collapse for the Kinzua Viaduct" and "Smog Eating Cements and Pollution Reduction".

Learn more about Civil Engineering by touring our facilities
Learn more about Civil Engineering by touring our facilities.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Purdue's status as a major research institution offers distinct advantages to undergraduate students. These include interaction with outstanding faculty members on a daily basis, choices of a large array of course offerings, and hands-on involvement in research. The Lyles School of Civil Engineering's state-of-the-art research facilities include more than 20 research and teaching laboratories, two large computer laboratories, and classrooms. Research program opportunities including SURF and JTRP provides a dedicated laboratory experience to strengthen integrated, research-related, hands-on learning through discovery.

Specialty Groups. New technology and industry's demand for design, team experiences and interdisciplinary research evolves education and discovery. The Lyles School of Civil Engineering leads in educational discovery with nine academic engineering specialty groups: architectural engineering, construction engineering, environmental engineering, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic and hydrologic engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering.

Degrees and Programs. Incoming students are admitted to the First-Year Engineering Program, which provides a plan of study to all freshman engineering students. After satisfactory completion of the Freshmen Engineering Program requirements, students may enter the Lyles School of Civil Engineering to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.). To enhance your learning experience you may choose to study abroad or participate in the CE Honors Program.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347-7700,