Choose Civil Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Design, build and maintain the foundation for society as a civil engineer. Many of our daily tasks from drinking tap water, driving on roads and bridges, and accessing an airport are made possible because of civil engineers. While architects put designs on paper, as a civil engineer, you'll get the structures or systems built. Problem solvers by nature, civil engineers draw on their skills, knowledge, and education of making things work.

The UW-Platteville Civil Engineering program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, delivers a broad background in all areas of civil engineering and provide opportunities for specialization. Practical applications are emphasized with sufficient theory so you can grow with the future as new materials, methods, and designs develop.

Hands on and Rewarding

  • Apply a strong focus on design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure for modern society to function.
  • Experience practical and hands-on laboratory and field work, site visits, and computer modeling.
  • Faculty represent specializations in construction, environmental, geotechnical, municipal, transportation, and structural engineering.
  • Be prepared for successful careers with consulting or construction firms, government, municipalities, industries, non-profit organizations, or attend graduate school.