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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 and explore Civil Engineering through our web site, you will learn more about the extraordinary opportunities that a Purdue Civil Engineering degree will offer you.

Bowen Laboratory.

Future civil engineers touring the Bowen Laboratory.

Specialty Groups

New technology and industry's demand for design, team experiences and interdisciplinary research evolves education and discovery. The School of Civil Engineering leads in educational discovery with nine academic engineering specialty groups.

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 School of Civil Engineering to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). To enhance your learning experience you may choose to Study Abroad or participate in the CE Honors Program.

CE undergraduate students working in Materials lab.

CE undergraduate students working in the materials lab.

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 possible involvement in research as laboratory assistants. The 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.

Pankow project

Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd. project - University of Hawaii, Special Events Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Employment Opportunities

Purdue has spurred the advancement of the Civil Engineering Profession, pioneering in transportation, materials, structures, land surveying, construction, and environmental engineering. Purdue's flexible undergraduate curriculum allows a student to obtain a broad background in all of these areas and offers a student to achieve professional goals by specializing in a particular area. As a civil engineering graduate you will find employment opportunities with: consulting engineering offices, construction companies, local, state, and national governmental organizations, along with opportunities in aerospace, petroleum, automotive industry, and environmental systems.