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Bowen Lab.

Future Civil Engineering students touring the Bowen Laboratory.

Purdue's Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program consistently rank among the top in the nation. Purdue civil engineers are highly sought as many are the top leaders in the profession throughout the world.

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 (B.S.C.E.), a Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Geomatics Engineering (B.S.L.S.G.E.), or the students may opt to take a five year dual degree option.

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 eight academic engineering subdisciplines, construction engineering, environmental engineering, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and hydrology engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering.

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.

Work Experience. Students can gain civil engineering experience while working toward a degree in the Co-Op Program or with an Internship. These experiences help students integrate theory and practice, confirm career choices, investigate potential job opportunities, and become better graduates.

Study Abroad Program. Purdue students have the potential to embrace overseas experiences that enrich lives, enhance academic experiences and increase career potential in the Study Abroad program.

Honors Program. The CE Honors Program is designed for those students who enjoy the intellectual challenge of honors courses, the opportunity to interact closely with distinguished faculty, the advantage of participating in cutting-edge research and the distinction of graduating with honors from a university with an international reputation for excellence.

CEM students study abroad.

CEM students gain experience in Guadalajara.

We encourage our students to get involved. Students have opportunities to expand friendships and corporate relationships by joining any of the Civil Engineering Student Organizations.

The Undergraduate office and the Graduate office are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to answer any questions you may have.

For directions please refer to the College of Engineering's Visitor web site.