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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering consists of the design, construction, and maintenance of man-made and natural infrastructures. Civil engineers apply their knowledge of mathematics and physical sciences to develop ways to efficiently use natural resources and nature to improve the well-being of humanity and to protect the environment. Civil Engineering graduates are responsible for designing and constructing civil infrastructure systems, such as buildings, highways, bridges, water supply and treatment facilities, landfills, etc. The work of civil engineers improves public health and the quality of life, while recognizing the importance of natural systems. Civil engineers make a direct and immediate impact on our society by designing and constructing sustainable and green projects.

Louisiana Tech University is located in the north-central part of Louisiana. Established in 1894, Tech is a selective admissions university that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The Civil Engineering Program was initiated at Louisiana Tech in 1927.

The Civil Engineering Program has faculty and facilities that support Environmental and Water Resources, Geotechnical, Structural, and Transportation Engineering. The Program awards a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering. Current Ph.D. students conduct their dissertation research in Materials and Construction Systems and in Computational Analysis and Modeling.

Civil Engineering students are encouraged to become involved in one of our active and award winning student organizations which include: 

AGC (Associated General Contractors of America),

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers),

Chi Epsilon Honor Society, and

NASTT (North American Society for Trenchless Technology).

The Civil Engineering job market for Louisiana Tech graduates is outstanding, and students often have multiple job offers before they graduate. The Civil Engineering Program is well recognized in Louisiana, West Mississippi, South Arkansas, and East Texas. Our graduates are employed in both rural and metropolitan areas by civil engineering consulting firms, oil companies, Louisiana municipalities, state transportation departments such as LADOTD, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Louisiana Tech sponsors two job fairs each year to connect students with potential employers. The events provide students with opportunities to meet recruiters from local and national civil engineering consulting firms and oil companies, as well as local, state, and federal agencies that hire civil engineers. Recent job fairs have attracted over 100 employers, providing excellent career opportunities for civil engineering graduates and internships for civil engineering students.

For more information please contact Allie De Leo at (318) 257-2260 or adeleo@latech.edu.