Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science

“I’ve traveled throughout Europe, attended the World’s Fair, and had my research published,” said Daniel Perrucci ‘17, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in civil engineering at Vanderbilt. “The University has set me on a course for the future in which I have the confidence to make new dreams and to transform them into reality.”

Design the infrastructure of a nation – or the world

The structure of our society – roads, bridges, tunnels, railroads, dams, and airports – all depend on the skill of civil engineers. To a large extent, so does the health, safety, and welfare of the individuals in that society. In fact, civil engineers have saved more lives, through clean water and sanitation systems, than all of the doctors in history.

In the University of New Haven’s ABET-accredited B.S. in civil engineering program, students participate in a multi-disciplinary curriculum that combines mathematics, science, communication, humanities, and social science with a broad base of civil engineering technologies.

The result? You develop the well-rounded perspective that’s critical to the modern-day engineer. Through this program, you will also:
  • Narrow your focus by choosing a specialty in structural, geotechnical, environmental, or water-resources engineering
  • Design and conduct experiments, then analyze and interpret the data
  • Study project management, city planning, transportation, and surveying
  • Learn to design systems, components and processes to meet needs and comply with economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical constraints
  • Be able to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understand the impact of engineering in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • Learn from practical and laboratory experience
  • Gain experience through at least one internship
  • Develop skills in entrepreneurship, marketing, and business
  • Use the most sophisticated, high-tech products in the field, including GPS, GIS, CAD, and task-specific computer software
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Innovative Courses

  • Transportation Engineering

    A study of planning, design, and construction of transportation systems including highways, airports, railroads, rapid transit systems, and waterways.

  • Water and Waste Engineering

    Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of water quality and pollution control. Study of unit operations and processes of water, wastewater, and wastewater residuals treatment. Emphasis on hydraulic and process design of water pollution control facilities.

  • Concrete Design and Construction

    Analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls. Fundamentals of engineering shop drawings.

  • Wood Engineering

    Study of the growth and structure of wood and their influence on strength and durability, preservation, and fire protection. The analysis and design of structural members of wood using the Allowable Stress Design method (ASD) including beams, columns, and connections. The design of wood structures. Discussion of Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).

  • Full List of Courses for Civil Engineering

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Civil Engineering, B.S.

    Civil Engineering Minor

Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Next Steps

  • Admission Requirements

    Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.

    The Application Process

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Accreditation & Awards

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ABET Accreditation

The bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering offered by the Tagliatela College of Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. http://www.abet.org

Civil Engineering Program Objectives and Outcomes

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Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Tagliatela College of Engineering

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Engineering Programs

The University moved up in the rankings of regional colleges in the north this year. It was also ranked in the top 50 nationally for both overall value and value for veterans. The Tagliatela College of Engineering is ranked among the top 75 engineering programs in its category.

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