There is no better time than now to pursue a career in civil engineering.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that civil engineers in America will experience employment growth of 24 percent in the next decade, fueled by a significant need for investment in America’s infrastructure. 

Graduates of this program learn mathematics, natural science and engineering principles but are also proficient in business, public policy, leadership and team work. As a graduate of MSOE with a degree in Civil Engineering, you’ll be fully prepared to hit the ground running.

Civil engineering students choose to specialize in one of the following areas:

Construction Management

Estimate, schedule and management construction projects.

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Plan and design systems for water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste resource recovery and disposal, air pollution control, and contaminated soil and groundwater remediation.   

Structural Engineering

Plan and design structural systems for civil engineering projects such as buildings, bridges and foundations.  

Transportation Engineering

Focus on the facilities to transport people and goods, including highways, urban mass transit, airports and railroads.

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You may want to consider CVE if you …

  • Are able to plan, direct and control the activities and work of others
  • Are able to do mathematics and detailed work with accuracy
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Are able to visualize drawings or pictures as 3-D objects
  • Enjoy working in a team environment


This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Program Criteria for Civil and Similarly Named Engineering Programs.

Civil Engineering Program Details

Read more about MSOE's Civil Engineering undergraduate degree.

Graduate Outcomes


We're proud that 100% of 2022-23 graduates from our civil engineering program are fully employed, enrolled in graduate school or enlisted in a branch of the military after graduation.

2024 Career Connections Center Annual Report

Meet our Faculty

Get to know our distinguished civil engineering faculty!