It's a great time to pursue a degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering! Our new facilities are outstanding and the job market is robust. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts job growth for our graduates to be 20%, nearly double the national average of all occupations and four times higher than any other engineering discipline through 2022.
The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) is home to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNC Charlotte. EPIC was built in response to the need from industry to supply highly trained engineers who will be qualified to meet the demands of the energy industry- through both traditional and continuing education- as well as provide sustainable support to the North Carolina energy industry by increasing capacity and support for applied research. The 200,000 ft2 building, which has earned LEED-Gold standard certification, is host to state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms and research laboratories. Among these are the High-Bay Structures Laboratory, the Pavement Materials Performance Laboratory, Water Resources Research Lab, and the Geosynthetics Research Laboratory to name a few.
The faculty of our Department are experts in their field and internationally recognized for their research while our program attracts students from all over the globe. We offer an undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), with the option of graduating with a concentration in one of six civil engineering areas: Structures, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation, Environmental/Water Resources Engineering, Land Development Engineering, and Energy Infrastructure. Our graduate programs include a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.), Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES). A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering program is currently in the approval process.
The faculty and staff of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department are committed to creating an environment in which our students are able to thrive, while we prepare them to become the future problem solvers of the world and leaders within the engineering profession. We encourage you to spend a moment exploring and learning about the wonderful opportunities for education and research that exist within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.