Civil engineering

The field of civil engineering offers incredible opportunities to plan and design large-scale projects like bridges and power plants; study and solve societal and environmental challenges like providing safe drinking water; and design and maintain transportation systems.

The University of Akron's civil engineering programs include civil engineering, construction engineering technology, and surveying and mapping.


Civil Engineering student at The University of Akron

Civil engineering student at The University of Akron
Being a civil engineering major provides me with so many opportunities! My co-op gave me real life experience with the company of my dreams. As a member of the Concrete Canoe Team, I have traveled across the country to places like Colorado and California. Then there are the friendships. I cannot remember the last time I was in the library and did not see someone I know. The more open you are to meeting people the more at home you will feel. I love UA!”

—Micalah Yovanovich

Civil Engineering Major


Civil engineering student at The University of Akron

Co-op Program

Get paid practical experience as part of your civil engineering degree program curriculum. These immersive learning opportunities provide you with a competitive advantage.

Our graduates are in demand by industry, and many have jobs lined up prior to graduation – learn more!

Civil Engineering students working in the lab at The University of Akron


Faculty and students conduct research projects that take on societies most pressing challenges in our three research labs: the Timken Engineered Surface Lab (TESL), the Gas Turbine Testing and Research Laboratory, and the Center for Surface Engineering & Lubricating Research (CSELR).

The University of Akron Civil Engineering students with their concrete canoe competition

Student Design Teams

Choose from award winning design teams to get your hands-on learning.

See all student design teams.

Engineering student at The University of Akron

Presidential Scholarship

UA offers a Presidential Scholarship which you are automatically considered when you apply for admission. Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship.

Biomedical Engineering job placement for students and graduates of the The University of Akron

Experience Engineering at Akron

100% of Spring 2020 graduates participated in some form of experiential learning including co-ops and internships, undergraduate research, and more.

Civil Engineering faculty working at The University of Akron


You will learn from the best. Our faculty are exceptional leaders in their field and 22 are tenure track. We are a department of engineers looking to – quite literally – build a better, sustainable, more stable world!


Engineering student at The University of Akron

Contact Us

Department of Civil Engineering
Auburn Science and Engineering Center, Room 210
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-3905

Phone: 330-972-5555

Faculty & staff

Welcome from Dr. Wieslaw Binienda, Civil Engineering Department Chair