Civil engineering is a broadly based discipline that encompasses many specialties. The civil engineering curriculum provides students with a strong background in engineering and applied sciences that prepares graduates for professional licensure.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) at UIC is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), a necessary requirement for obtaining the Professional Engineering (PE) license. The program educational objectives and student outcomes for the BSCE degree program at UIC were approved by the Departmental faculty, Civil Engineering Professional Advisory Council (CEPAC), and student representatives of the Department, and they are detailed under ABET Accreditation page.


Undergraduate Admissions – Information on how to apply

Undergraduate Catalog – BSCE degree program requirements and course offerings

Frequently Asked Questions


Degree Requirements

Curriculum Flowchart – Overview of Prerequisites for all the courses

Sample Course Schedule

Schedule of Class


Environmental Engineering and Water Resources covers the science and design of water treatment systems that support the society, as well as design of hydraulic structures and systems to handle hydrologic flow.

Core Elective Courses:

CME 403

CME 421

CME 422

CME 427

Geotechnical Engineering includes the fundamentals of foundation analysis and design, site characterization, analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations and earth retaining structures, environmental laws and regulations, sources of environmental contamination and waste treatment options.

Core Elective Courses:

CME 405

CME 415

CME 425

Structural Engineering includes design of metal, masonry, wood and reinforced concrete buildings and structures, bridge design, pre-stressed concrete design, advanced methods of structural analysis and preparation for passing the PE and SE exams.

Core Elective Courses:

CME 400

CME 401

CME 406

CME 409

CME 410

Transportation Engineering covers geometric design of highways, traffic engineering and control, study of driver, vehicle and roadway system characteristics, intersection design and operation, highway capacity analysis and traffic signal design.

Core Elective Courses:

CME 402

CME 408


Change of Major – required to change major in college

Modification of Major – course substitution

Undergraduate Student Petition – general petition

Graduation Checklist