A bachelors in Civil Engineering is one of the top
five in-demand bachelor's degrees according to the National Association
of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Spring 2008 Salary Survey, with
starting salaries almost at the top of that list. Employment growth for
civil engineers is expected to move at a pace that is faster than the
average for all occupations.
The University of Pittsburgh has a proud tradition in civil engineering
education, reinforced by a faculty deeply concerned about their
students. Graduates from the Department of Civil Engineering have become
leaders in their profession, serving with government, private
consulting firms and contractors and in research and academic
Civil engineers at Pitt have the opportunity to engage in
undergraduate and graduate programs in a broad range of topics,
including structures, environmental, water resources, green
construction, geotechnical engineering and construction management.
Other electives include applied mechanics and mathematics, legal
issues, and computer aided design.
The department accomplished faculty, top-notch educational and
research facilities and partnerships with industry provide the necessary
edge for our graduates to discover satisfying careers meeting the
challenges of the 21st century. The emphasis is to provide an education
that focuses on engineering and construction for sustainable
development, leaving the next generations with a society that continues
to offer a high quality of life.