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Accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

Civil Engineering is the oldest of the traditional engineering professions. It is devoted to the improvement of the human environment for the purposes of making our activities productive, safe and enjoyable, while providing aesthetically pleasing surroundings. Civil engineers plan, design, construct and maintain physical works and facilities that are deemed essential to modern human life. Civil Engineering includes the broad categories of construction, structural engineering, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, transportation engineering, water resources and hydraulic engineering, environmental engineering, surveying and mapping, city planning and municipal engineering.


The Civil Engineering Program at Alabama A&M University provides a general academic background in civil engineering while allowing a student to concentrate on a specialized area by selecting one technical elective course. The program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree and provides basic courses in all of the following areas:


1. Structural Engineering

2. Geotechnical Engineering

3. Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

4. Transportation Engineering

5. Construction Engineering

In addition, advanced courses in the above areas are offered as electives. The program prepares its students for immediate entry into the engineering profession as well as into graduate studies.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of our Civil Engineering Program are to produce graduates who, after the first few years of their graduation, will:


1. Successfully practice civil engineering in industry and/or government,

2. Continue to pursue lifelong learning through professional development or completion of advanced studies (graduate degree, short courses etc.), and

3. Recognize the need for scholarship, leadership, and services to society.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Civil Engineering Program at Alabama A&M University are listed below.

Students who graduate from Alabama A&M University in the Civil Engineering program will have the capability to:

1. Formulate and solve engineering problems in practice by applying fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering; (a, c, e, k), (objectives 1, 2)

2. Design and conduct experiments within the civil engineering domain and to analyze and interpret data; (a, b, d, e, g, k), (objectives 1, 2)

3. Communicate with multidisciplinary teams; (d, f, g), (objectives 1, 3)

4. Consider contemporary issues and mutual global and societal influence on the engineering solutions; (f, h, j), (objectives 1, 3)

5. Continue their education and professional development; (i, j, k), (objectives 2, 3)

6. Complete civil engineering design problems using realistic constraints while integrating professional standards and ethical responsibilities; (a, c through k), (objectives 1, 2, 3), and

7. Use any modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (b, c, e, k), (objectives 1, 2)

The notes indicated in the first set of parentheses at the end of each student outcome statement above describe how it relates to the outcome requirements of Criterion 3 (a through k) of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the second set to the Program Educational Objectives of AAMU Civil Engineering.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

​Academic Year ​Enrollment ​BSCE Degrees Awarded
​2017-2018 ​110 5​
​2016-2017 ​112 ​6
​2015-2016 ​100 ​11
​2014-2015 ​87 14​
​2013-2014 ​91 ​20

The Civil Engineering Program is fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


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Contact Information

Civil Engineering Program

Mohamed Ashour, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor and Coordinator
(256) 372 - 4145


Campus Location

Engineering & Technology Building on Chase Road

Phone: 256-372-5577

Fax: 256-372-5909


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 367

Normal, Alabama 35762


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