What you'll learn studying Civil Engineering at UW-Platteville

Earn your civil engineering degree in Wisconsin at UW-Platteville, where you will gain the skills and experience you need to succeed in your future career. As a student with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will learn to design, build, and maintain the foundations for our modern society, which allows us to drink clean water, drive on roads and bridges, access airports, and enjoy every day conveniences.

At UW-Platteville, you will develop your analytical skills, learn how to explain design ideas and plans, and gain confidence in your decision-making skills. Ultimately, civil engineering college courses prepare graduates for meaningful careers at the local, state, and federal level, as well as with private consulting firms. Additionally, our degree program is accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Civil Engineering Program Criteria. This program also provides the starting point in the pathway to earning a Professional Engineer designation.

The Civil Engineering Program’s Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives are available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Careers in Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are responsible for ensuring public and private infrastructure and systems are designed, constructed, and maintained appropriately, considering a range of factors including government regulations, environmental issues, and cost. Some civil engineers focus on planning, design, and construction. Others use their knowledge and skills in research or education roles.

Potential career opportunities include:

  • Design engineer
  • Planner
  • Construction manager
  • Project manager
  • Facilities engineer
  • Inventor
  • Educator
  • Researcher

Many civil engineers spend the majority of their time working in offices. Others are on-site at construction sites or other client locations, where they can monitor progress and solve problems as they arise.

Discover by doing

Whether you pursue a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or choose to enroll in the certificate program, you will have access to learning opportunities both inside the classroom and through research, internships, and events at the university.

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