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.
Certificates and Specializations
The Department offers certificates and specializations in the following areas:
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!”
Civil Engineering Major
Get paid, on-the-job experience as part of your engineering curriculum – learn more!
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).
UA will offer a new Presidential Scholarship starting fall 2022. You are automatically considered when you apply for admission. Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship.
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.
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!