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Engineering Dreams into Reality.

Civil engineers design, build, and maintain our nation’s infrastructure. Some of the things that civil engineers design include roads, bridges, buildings, foundations, water supply and waste-water facilities, stormwater management systems, and environmental protection facilities.

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Why Civil Engineering at WKU?

Western Kentucky University's Civil Engineering program is proud to offer small class sizes and an emphasis on applied research opportunities. Our project-based curriculum will allow students to work on real problems while gaining practical skills that will be applicable to their careers upon graduation.

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WKU Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

WKU Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Graduates from the Western Kentucky University B.S. degree program in Civil Engineering will, in a few years after graduation:

  1. Attain positions of Engineer in Responsible Charge on projects in both public and private sectors and successfully execute projects using technical and managerial skills while demonstrating professional and ethical behavior.
  2. Attain Engineering licensure and other professional certifications as appropriate to their career.
  3. Continue to pursue life-long learning opportunities through advanced degrees and various continuing education endeavors.
  4. Become leaders within their companies, the profession, and other activities.

WKU Civil Engineering Student Outcomes

  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.


Bachelor of Science
in Civil Engineering

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SEAS Faculty & Staff

Jason Wilson, PE
Jason Wilson, PE
- Instructor II, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Program Coordinator

WKU Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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