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Civil Engineering

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 a 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

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.


  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



Academic Year Enrollment BSCE Degrees Awarded
2018-2019 126 6
2019-2020 126 18
2020-2021 105 7
2021-2022 139 7
2022-2023 133 15

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

For more information about Civil Engineering Program at AAMU, financial aid and career opportunities, contact us today (Email:, Phone: 256-372-4145).

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Contact Us

Civil Engineering Program
Phone: 256-372-5577
Fax: 256-372-5909
Engineering & Technology Building
Mohamed Ashour, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Coordinator
(256) 372 - 4145