Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

We offer a strong undergraduate program in Civil Engineering that is internationally accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Unlike some larger universities, our undergraduate classes are primarily taught by full-time faculty, not teaching assistants. While the University of Memphis is a large urban campus, the Department of Civil Engineering has been able to maintain smaller class sizes. This means that not only will the faculty know you by name, but you will easily be able to interact and make friends with your peers. We believe this gives you the best of both worlds ― a large university experience as well as a closer-knit community within civil engineering. The Herff College of Engineering also provides a unique Engineering Residential College experience designed to promote a living and learning together atmosphere. In addition, free tutoring sessions and supplemental instruction for students in engineering-designated sections of mathematics courses are available to help students transition successfully to engineering courses.

Specialized areas within the discipline of civil engineering include structural engineering, construction engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering and geotechnical engineering. Civil Engineers are also active in such diverse fields as urban planning and aerospace engineering.

We want you to know that we are proud that you are considering our program, and we hope that you decide to join us. We would love for you to become part of our Tiger family!

If you have any questions, would like to take a tour of the department, or would like the opportunity to talk with faculty or students in the program, please do not hesitate to reach out to Shahram Pezeshk, Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering via email (spezeshk@memphis.edu) or phone (901-678-4727). We can arrange an in-person or Zoom meeting.

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