COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Civil Engineering

Program Highlights

Civil engineers plan and oversee the design, construction and maintenance of building structures and infrastructures, such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, dams, levees, harbors, irrigation projects, power plants and water and sewerage systems that can withstand all weather conditions. Generally, civil engineers fall into two types: consulting engineers and contracting engineers. Consultants take care of the design work of projects and work predominantly in an office. Contractors then take the designs and implement them during construction. Civil engineers usually work in six sub-disciplines: Construction, Environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resource engineering. Civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners to international companies.

The Louisiana Tech Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. To find out more information about the program mission, educational objectives, student outcomes and enrollment and graduation data, go to our Accreditation & Enrollment page.

Job Opportunities

  • Building control surveyor
  • Building services engineer
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Construction manager
  • Design engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Patent attorney
  • Quality surveyor
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Water engineer

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Faculty

Civil Engineering

Dr. Shaurav Alam

Assistant Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: BOGH 246

Phone: 318-257-2053

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: shaurav@latech.edu

Sue Antony

Administrative Coordinator 3

Departments: Administrative and Technical Staff, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Office: BOGH 257

Phone: 318-257-2357

Fax: 318-257-4630

Email: santony@latech.edu

Dr. David (Thomas) Iseley

Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 200

Phone: 318-257-2852

Fax: 318-257-2777

Email: dtiseley@latech.edu

Dr. Arun Jaganathan

Associate Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology

Office: BOGH 247

Phone: 318-257-2905

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: arun@latech.edu

Reginald Jeter

Professional in Residence

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 248

Phone: 318-257-2369

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: rjeter@latech.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Matthews

Assistant Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 238

Phone: 318-257-3350

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: ematt@latech.edu

Dr. John Matthews

Director Trenchless Technology Center, Associate Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 203

Phone: 318-257-4072

Fax: 318-257-2777

Email: matthews@latech.edu

Jeff Pike

Senior Lecturer

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 249

Phone: 318-257-2520

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: jpike@latech.edu

Dr. Norman Pumphrey

Program Chair – Construction Engineering Technology, Professor – Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 211

Phone: 318-257-2939

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: pumphrey@latech.edu

Dr. Chuanbing (Shawn) Sun

Assistant Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 243

Phone: 318-257-5115

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: shawn@latech.edu

Dr. Xingran (Jay) Wang

Program Chair – Civil Engineering , Professor – Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology

Office: BOGH 242

Phone: 318-257-2934

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: xwang@latech.edu

Dr. Nazimuddin Wasiuddin

Associate Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology

Office: BOGH 245

Phone: 318-257-2392

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: wasi@latech.edu

Dr. Leland Weiss

Director, Associate Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, Nanosystems Engineering

Office: BOGH 258

Phone: 318-257-5113

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: lweiss@latech.edu

Trenchless Technology Center

Dr. Shaurav Alam

Assistant Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: BOGH 246

Phone: 318-257-2053

Fax: 318-257-2562

Email: shaurav@latech.edu

Dr. David (Thomas) Iseley

Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 200

Phone: 318-257-2852

Fax: 318-257-2777

Email: dtiseley@latech.edu

Carrie Kelly

Research Associate

Department: Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 201

Phone: 318-257-4072

Fax: 318-257-2777

Email: ckelly@latech.edu

Dr. John Matthews

Director Trenchless Technology Center, Associate Professor

Departments: Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 203

Phone: 318-257-4072

Fax: 318-257-2777

Email: matthews@latech.edu

Chris Morgan

Laboratory Manager and Property Inventory Custodian

Department: Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 101

Phone: 318-257-5303

Fax: 318-257-2777

Email: cmorgan@latech.edu

Fredda Wagner

Office Manager

Department: Trenchless Technology Center

Office: EA 201

Phone: 318-257-3204

Fax: 318-257-2777

Email: fredda@latech.edu

Advising Materials

For a list of prerequisites and required courses, select the curriculum sheet below.

Civil Engineering Curriculum Sheet

Student Spotlight

Katya Opel, Internship POWER Engineers, Fort Worth, Texas

Why did you choose to study Civil Engineering at Louisiana Tech?

I have always enjoyed math and science but more importantly, innovative problem solving. Having a career that would keep me challenged and engaged, would allow me to strive to push myself as well as others. In high school, I was able to shadow a civil engineering consulting firm and fell in love with learning the ins and outs of how a city’s infrastructure works and is maintained. My favorite aspect is being able to provide for my community in ways that most citizens don’t really think about. As civil engineers, we work to design and improve the roads, buildings, and even the environment.

What opportunities has studying Civil Engineering at Louisiana Tech provided you?

Louisiana Tech has presented many opportunities whether it be leadership in an organization, meeting with industry professionals, working as a team through projects or attending national conferences. In January, I was chosen to attend the 2019 Kiewit Women in Construction Leadership Seminar in Colorado. Only 40 women were chosen in the country to attend this seminar, and the only two women from Louisiana were from Louisiana Tech! Having professors that believe in your potential for success and working to support your future is an unparalleled experience here at Tech.

Featured Alumni

Katie Lybrand, E.I. ‘16

Project Engineer, Pollution Management, Inc.

“The Louisiana Tech engineering program provided me with the education and skill set necessary to begin my career as a project engineer. From freshman Living with the Lab courses to my senior capstone project, I was placed in a hands-on learning environment that allowed me to gain experience in problem-solving tactics that I use in the workforce to meet my clients’ needs. I also gained valuable work experience in leadership and project management through the Civil Engineering program by working on team projects both in the classroom and through extracurricular projects such as research and participating in the ASCE concrete canoe team.”

Daniel Thompson, P.E., S.E., ‘06

Project Manager/Structural Engineer

“Aillet, Fenner, Jolly, and McClelland, Inc.“There are many choices for students entering college with aspirations of becoming a civil engineer. Some of those schools may appear to be more prestigious or have a bigger sports program. The Tech difference is classroom size and willingness of the faculty to work with students to develop fundamentals needed to advance in the career. Undergraduate classes are instructed by the professors, not their assistants. Small class sizes facilitate relationships with both fellow students and professors that will last a lifetime. My Louisiana Tech Civil Engineering degree provided a great foundation for my career.”