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About Us

Civil engineering is a challenging profession that serves and addresses the needs of the public. If you enjoy the development of technical solutions that serve the community, you may have what it takes to be a civil engineer.

The UL Department of Civil Engineering has an extensive history in civil engineering education. The program has produced many notable and successful graduates who have in the past and are currently serving in positions of leadership within our state and nation. Our civil engineering graduates are in demand and are highly respected among various industries and employers. The Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The undergraduate program prepares the student for a career as a professional engineer. Graduates of the undergraduate program complete in-depth studies of the civil engineering specialties of structural, geotechnical, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering. Upon graduation they have the background required to work on many different types of civil engineering projects. The undergraduate program provides graduates with flexibility in the pursuit of their career as a professional civil engineer.

The graduate program leads to a master-of-science degree in civil engineering. The UL Department of Civil Engineering offers active programs in the specialty areas of 1) transportation and pavement materials, 2) water resources-environmental engineering and 3) structural engineering. Students have the opportunity to pursue courses in these specialty areas and participate in a significant number of research projects activities for each.

Our Mission

The mission of the Civil Engineering Department is to provide for a contemporary civil engineering education for the students, and is in keeping with the mission for all students as defined by the University. It provides a broad based civil engineering curriculum in structures, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, and transportation engineering, including a program designed to utilize learned technical skills, accompanied by communicative skills, teamwork and leadership qualities. This mission envisions graduates employable by local, national, and international firms and with a sound educational foundation for those who pursue advanced degrees.

In addition, the Department’s Mission is designed to assist industries and government agencies through the application of civil engineering knowledge and an understanding of infrastructure needs and problems; developing required research programs with measurable results for implementation and with the expectation of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of this area.
The Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

Compatible with the mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the College of Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering's educational objectives are to produce graduates who, within the five years after graduation.

  1. Practice as a civil engineering professional, engaged in the preservation and enhancement of the living environment.
  2. Conduct themselves as ethical practitioners while making progress towards obtaining licensure.
  3. Advance their knowledge-base in civil engineering through post graduate activities.
  4. Utilize their civil engineering knowledge-base in professional practice to acquire interesting professional and managerial responsibilities.
  5. Are involved in their community and professional societies, contributing to public welfare and their sustainability and enhancement.