The Civil and Environmental Engineering programs at UW-Platteville will prepare you take on some of society’s biggest challenges and help build a sustainable future.

Civil engineers design, build, and maintain the foundation for society. 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 will get the structures or systems built.

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental challenges. They focus on protecting the environment and public health by reducing waste and pollution, and they are dedicated to improving environmental conditions.

Trusted, quality programs

Both of the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and deliver a broad background in all areas of civil and environmental 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
  • Benefit from passionate, dedicated faculty who represent specializations in construction, environmental, geotechnical, municipal, transportation and structural engineering
  • Work in state-of-the-art research lab facilities
  • Focus on your studies through electives in areas such as agriculture, industrial safety, sustainability, or chemistry
  • Be prepared for successful careers with consulting or construction firms, government, municipalities, industries, nonprofit organizations, or attend graduate school