Undergraduate Students

The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers three undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Civil engineering focuses on both the built and natural environment through the design of:

  • Commercial and industrial facilities
  • Transportations systems
  • Systems for the protection and use of air, water, land and ecological resources

Architectural engineering deals with the design of the systems of a building: 

  • Structural systems to transmit forces to the ground
  • Systems for efficient energy use
  • Heating, cooling systems and air quality
  • Construction systems and methods

Environmental engineering deals with the protection of the natural environment and human health as influenced by the environment:

    • Air quality
    • Water quality
    • Water resources
    • Sustainable energy
    • Contaminant process engineering

Environmental Engineering FAQs

In addition, a six-year dual degree in Architecture and Architectural Engineering is offered jointly by the School of Architecture and the Cockrell School of Engineering. This degree combines the mutual interests of both architecture and architectural engineering. Not sure what the difference is between Architectural Engineering and Architecture? Read more...