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College of Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is critical to our modern way of life. It integrates socioeconomic, political, environmental, and technical considerations in the planning, design, and construction of the infrastructure that defines our civilization.

Civil Engineering at Boise State

Civil Engineers plan, design and manage the construction, expansion, and repair of infrastructure systems in both the public and private sectors. These systems include wastewater and water supply, transportation, environmental, electric power, and the collection of buildings that make up urban and rural communities.

Civil Engineering at Boise State University is an expansive discipline. Boise State offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis areas of environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources. Modern laboratories and computing facilities allow students to tackle innovative solutions to modern infrastructure issues while partnering with other Boise State departments such as Geosciences, Public Policy and Administration, Community and Regional Planning, and Political Science. 

Boise State’s Civil Engineering Club allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real world engineering through club activities, including the AISC Steel Bridge, ASCE Concrete Canoe, and ITE Transportation competitions.

Professional Skill Building Opportunities

Did you know that you do not need to be enrolled in the Civil Engineering program to take one of our courses? If you have a Civil Engineering degree or have been working in the civil engineering industry and are interested in joining us for a course, let us know. We can work with you to get you into a course that is appropriate for your background and a great compliment to your professional goals.

Take a senior or graduate level course to brush up on knowledge and skills or learn something new this fall. This is a great way to test out the graduate school waters!

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Fall 2020 Course Offerings for Non-Degree Seeking Students

  • CE 286 – Introduction to AutoCAD (Civil 3D) for Civil Engineers
  • CE 284 – Civil Engineering Computational Methods
  • CE 436 / CE 536 – Hydraulics
  • CE 440 / CE 540 – Pavement Analysis and Design
  • CE 452 / CE 552 – Structural Steel Design
  • CE 460 / CE 560 – Geotechnical Engineering Design
  • CE 497 / CE 597 – GeoEnvironmental Engineering (Special Topics)

The B.S. program in civil engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Donate to the Department of Civil Engineering, Student Engagement Fund. This fund is used to create out of the classroom activities for students and help the Civil Engineering Club travel to the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge competitions.