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Civil Engineering (CE)


The BS with a major in Civil Engineering is designed to provide students with an education that addresses the emerging field of technology-enhanced (Smart) infrastructure as well as fundamental concepts in environmental, geotechnical, materials, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. In addition to being capable of designing a range of infrastructure assets, graduates will have experience with sensor devices, data transmission and storage systems, big data and machine learning protocols, predicative modeling, and automated infrastructure management technologies. Further, students will be prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering and, later in their professional career, Principles and Practice of Engineering exams.

About The Program

The Texas State Civil Engineering (CE) degree is the first program in Texas with a holistic emphasis on technology-enhanced infrastructure (TEI). This new degree, with classes starting in Fall 2019, will prepare students to be leaders in designing, building and managing the essential infrastructure for communities around the globe.

Graduates of this program will have a strong foundation in traditional CE principles combined with a unique education in the emerging sub-discipline of smart infrastructure technologies.

Students will be prepared to work with sensor systems, communication systems, predictive analytics tools, digital automation, and infrastructure management technologies.

What can I do with this degree?

As a Civil Engineering graduate you will have variety of job opportunities in the fields such as:

  • Structural Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Transportation Design/Systems

How To Apply

Students interested in applying to Civil Engineering should select “Civil Engineering” as their major on the ApplyTexas application.


For more information regarding the Civil Engineering Program, contact Dr. John Schemmel (john.schemmel@txstate.edu)