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NCEES Engineering Award

UE Receives 2014 NCEES Engineering Award

UE civil engineering program received a 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for its work on the Fairfield Reservoir and Dam project in Fairfield, Illinois.

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Civil Engineering Projects

The Nation's Most Innovative Program

With their dimpled design, UE's Concrete Canoe Team took home the American Society of Civil Engineers' National Innovation Award from the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition.

The Civil Engineering Program

Learn more about the program consistently ranked among the nation's top small-school civil engineering programs.

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that is dedicated to improving the quality of life through sustainable design and construction. Community, societal, and environmental needs are met through the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of public works and private facilities.

Civil engineers apply their technical knowledge and skills to diverse projects including:

  • bridges
  • highways
  • dams
  • buildings
  • airports
  • foundations
  • water management systems
  • environmental facilities

Civil engineering majors will have career opportunities in industry, government, and the private sector. Practice areas include design, construction, project management, consulting, research, and teaching. For the past three years, UE civil engineering graduates have an average 75 percent pass rate on the Professional Engineer's (PE) Exam, compared to the national pass rate of 64 percent. In 2010 and 2011, graduates boasted a 100 percent pass rate.