University of Dayton School of Engineering

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.V.E.)

Be a Planner, Designer, Constructor and Operator of the Built Environment
  • Serve your local community as a city engineers, inspector or water facility operator
  • Help direct national policy initiatives or ongoing research with a federal science agency
  • Design buildings as a structural engineer or build them as a construction manager
  • Protect public health and the environment with sustainable waste control designs
  • Manage risks from natural disasters, accidents and other threats
  • Ensure the safety of our bridges and roadways
  • Other industries include: energy, law, education, communication and science journalism, manufacturing and processing, auto or aerospace
Experience Engineering
  • Hands-on, real-world experiences — from co-op and internship placements to ETHOS and study abroad
  • Student organizations including student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE) and Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA).
  • University Rivers Institute promotes and protects the Great Miami River watershed
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program pairs students interested in research careers with a faculty mentor for a paid research experience.
Career Outlook

Civil engineering is a growing profession that has been ranked by CNN as one of the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. The civil engineering profession is expected to grow by 20 percent in the ten-year period ending in 2022 as the country’s public infrastructure continues to age and require replacement. University of Dayton civil engineering graduates enjoy a nearly 100 percent placement rate with starting salaries averaging just above $59,000.

Plan of Study 

University Catalog for Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.V.E.)

Our broad-based curriculum offers you elective courses, you can achieve a concentration in construction, environmental engineering, structures, water resources, geotechnical or transportation.  

You'll gain knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences by study, experience and practice to develop and problem solve ways to use materials and forces of nature to improve and protect our environment and to provide solid structures and facilities for community, industry and transportation for the well-being of humanity.

University Catalog for Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

Our BPM program allows you to pursue a specialization or complement your program with graduate courses. You can use up to six credit hours of graduate coursework to satisfy baccalaureate and master’s degree program requirements. Many students successfully complete both degrees within five years and go on to top industrial positions with salaries well above the national average. Click here for more information and an application for our Bachelor's Plus Master's Program.

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Kettering Laboratories 422 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0243