Society entrusts civil engineers to create a sustainable future and enhance quality of life as planners, designers, constructors, and operators of one of society’s key economic and social engines—the built environment.
Building the World of the Future
Wentworth Civil Engineering students work extensively in our state-of-the-art lab spaces to build the skills they'll need to make an impact on society. A hands-on learning experience allows you to envision solutions to real challenges facing the world. Civil Engineers serve as stewards of the natural environment and its resources, as innovators and integrators of ideas and technology across public and private sectors and as leaders in discussions and decisions shaping public environmental and infrastructure policy.
Choose Your Civil Engineering Pathway
Wentworth's Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program prepares students to enter this dynamic profession, pursue advanced studies, and become a licensed professional. The curriculum allows you to specialize your individual studies in geotechnical, structural, environmental, or infrastructure.
This program prepares students for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and the professional licensed engineer (PE) exam.
Co-op Experience with Top Employers
Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, including many alumni, Civil Engineering students obtain professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. Partners hiring our co-op students include AECOM, Bond Brothers, Boston Water & Sewer Commission, Gilbane Building Co., Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Skanska USA and Weston & Sampson Engineers.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program offers a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students to enter this dynamic profession, pursue advanced studies, and become a licensed professional civil engineer in any of several sub-disciplines, including structural, environmental, transportation, or civil engineering.
Visit the Course Catalog for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
High-Value and Rewarding Degree
Civil engineer's 2019 median pay in U.S. (source: U.S. Bureau of Labor)
Aggregate, Concrete, Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Wastewater
As ranked in 2022 by U.S. New & World Reports for best engineering jobs.
2021's Best Civil Engineering Programs
Best Value Schools ranked Wentworth's Civil Engineering degree as one of sixteen best degrees in the United States in 2021.
What You'll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Civil Engineering program by taking introductory courses in physics and calculus, along with Introduction to Engineering, which will instill core engineering concepts that you’ll use throughout the program. You’ll also dive into engineering courses that utilize essential tools like CAD.
Second-year students begin to tackle civil engineering concepts with courses that study materials and surveying. You’ll also establish a firm understanding of chemistry and math.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll continue to bolster your civil engineering knowledge with courses that focus on Structural Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, and Highway Engineering. You’ll also be able to supplement your core program courses with electives in your desired area of study.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program allows for some flexibility in your area of study via electives, as well as your senior capstone project.