Civil engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines. It involves the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, highways, railways, airports, seaports, and other structures of modern society. Given the global need for rebuilding, maintaining and further developing infrastructure, the demand for civil engineers has never been greater. Civil engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and private consulting.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering program combines a background of interrelated sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering with the fundamental core subjects of the engineering program. The technical interdisciplinary courses are in the areas of construction, geotechnical, environmental, structural, surveying, transportation, urban planning and water resources engineering.
Prospective students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, in order to complete the admissions process. Requirements include a high school degree from an accredited institution, official SAT/ACT scores, transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions. Students transferring from a public university or college within the state of Florida must submit passing scores from the College Level Academic Test (CLAST).
Financial aid and Scholarships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of financial aid opportunities and scholarships to qualified students. The amounts and eligibility requirements of these awards vary depending on the type of award. Merit-based financial assistance is highly competitive, hence, students are encouraged to apply early.
The curriculum consists of 128 credit hours. Lower division requirements include at least 60 hours of pre-engineering credits. Up to 90 academic credits may be transferred from an ABET accredited institution of higher education. In addition, all students must meet the University Foreign Language Requirement, must pass the CLAST or have it waived, and must meet all of the state and university requirements for graduation.