Skip to Main Content

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers design the built environment - the structures, roads, water supply systems, and much more - that surrounds us. The profession is broad and encompasses several technical areas including structures, transportation, geotechnics, water resources, coastal, and environmental protection.


Employment opportunities are plentiful in design, construction, management, teaching and research. Employers include consulting firms, industrial companies, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The UNF Office of Career Services provides information about companies seeking civil engineering graduates for permanent positions or, for current students, employment in cooperative education positions.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (POEs) for the Civil Engineering Program reflect the mission of the School of Engineering as well as the University of North Florida and focus upon the advancement of graduates, the profession, and society.  Within a few years after graduation, University of North Florida civil engineering graduates will:

  • Be successfully employed in the civil engineering profession or research arena in practice areas such as structural, geotechnical, transportation, coastal, water resources or related fields
  • Contribute to the improvement of the profession and community-at-large.
  • Engage in professional development through the obtainment of professional licensure and by continuous life-long learning.
  • Become strong coworkers, participating on multi-disciplinary, innovative and inclusive teams, ultimately advancing towards leadership positions in the profession.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, Civil Engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. proficiency in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus based physics, and general chemistry
  9. an ability to apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty
  10. proficiency in a minimum of four (4) recognized major civil engineering areas (we focus on structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources/environmental, materials, transportation, and coastal)
  11. an ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to analyze and interpret the resulting data in at least two of the recognized major civil engineering areas (the lab areas at UNF are materials, geotechnical, hydraulics and surveying)
  12. an ability to design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts
  13. an ability to include the principles of sustainability into civil engineering design
  14. an understanding of professional practice issues such as: basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership; analyze issues in professional ethics; and explain the importance of professional licensure

Program Details

Note: Through the university governance and administration processes, after publication of these curriculum maps, changes may occur in the academic calendar, admission and graduation requirements, academic programs, course offering, policies, and regulation. As a result, these curriculum maps should not be construed as an agreement between the School of Engineering and the reader or as an irrevocable commitment from the School of Engineering to the reader. While a reasonable effort will be made to publicize such changes, seek current information from appropriate offices. Responsibility for complying with all applicable requirements ultimately rests with the student.

2018-2019 Academic Catalog:

2014-2015 Academic Catalog:

2013-2014 Academic Catalog: