Bachelor of science degree

Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Everywhere you look, you'll see the work of civil and environmental engineers. They are responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of our infrastructure, from the roads we travel to the drinking water we get from our taps, from tunnels and airports to stadiums and skyscrapers. 

At AIU's School of Engineering and Computing, you'll learn from our renowned faculty experts and benefit from our high impact practices of student success, team-based learning, global perspective, undergraduate research, internships and co-ops, and community service. Our program is designed to prepare graduates for success in their immediate, as well as long-term, professional careers as practitioners, for obtaining a professional license, and for pursuing advanced studies and lifelong learning.


Suggested Degree Plan

What can I do with my major?

Career Opportunities

  • Construction Managers
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Urban Planning Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

Degree Requirements

The School of  Engineering and Computing offers seven majors: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.

School Engineering and Computing Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Science in the Civil Engineering program must complete a minimum of 135 credits including satisfaction of all degree requirements of AIU. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of AIU and those of the department.

Civil Engineering Requirements

Minimum General Education Requirements 36 credits
School Core Requirements 34 credits
Major Requirements 65 credits
Total Credits Required for Degree 135 credits


General Education Requirements

American International University has established seven competencies that form the foundation of the learning outcomes in our courses. Upon successful completion of the General Education program, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global self-awareness
  • Information literacy
  • Mathematical and scientific reasoning
  • Quantitative and IT Literacy

With the understanding that our students will specialize in a variety of academic majors, the General Education Program requirements are designed to ensure that all students will acquire experiential and activity-based learning and the application of knowledge in concrete situations as part of their AIU experience. 

Required Civil Engineering Courses

All civil engineering students must complete the following courses. Students are responsible for observing all course prerequisites and limitations.

  • Geology or Basic Life Diversity
  • Statics
  • Elementary Mechanics of Materials
  • CAD in Civil Engineering
  • Applied Fluid Mechanics
  • Intro to Construction Engineering
  • Legal & Professional Aspects of CVE
  • Structural Analysis (T2)
  • Reinforced Concrete Design (D)
  • Civil Engineering Materials (T3)
  • Geotechnical Engineering (T4)
  • Civil Engineering Seminar
  • Choose two fundamental courses from the remaining technical areas:
    • Transportation Engineering (T5)
    • Environmental Engineering (T6)
    • Water Resources Engineering (T7)
  • Choose four advanced courses from three technical areas. At least two courses must be from the same technical area, and at least one course must be a design course (D).
    • T1 – Construction
    • T2 – Structures
    • T3 – Materials
    • T4 – Geotechnical
    • T5 – Transportation
    • T6 – Environmental
    • T7 – Water Resources
  • Finally, students will choose a specialization (three courses):
    • Smart Cities and Intelligent Infrastructure Rehabilitation
    • AI, Robotics, and Automation in Construction
    • Sustainable Design and Green Construction

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