Civil Engineering

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Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji
Department Chair
amir@bradley.edu

The Degree
Bradley’s Department of Civil Engineering and Construction offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program that prepares students for graduate school or immediate success as professional engineers. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks Bradley’s Civil Engineering program among the nation’s finest. Design practices in civil engineering are integrated throughout the curriculum, culminating in a professional level capstone design course. The program offers a broad spectrum of specialties, including:

  • structures
  • water resources
  • environmental engineering
  • transportation
  • highway and pavement design
  • geotechnical engineering
  • construction management

Opportunities at Bradley
The department has outstanding relationships with their industrial partners. The unique and highly regarded Center for Emerging Technologies in Infrastructure (CETI) sponsors annual conferences in traffic, asphalt, and innovations in construction. Students have the opportunity to network with professionals practitioners and academicians from all over the world during the CETI center conferences which they can attend free-of-charge or at a reduced rate.

Civil Engineering majors can participate in the Global Explorer Program. This program is designed to expand the student experience through international travel and scholarship. Programs are available to civil engineering students in Egypt, England, and Denmark, where courses are offered within the field, including:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Water Supply and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Asphalt Technology

Outside of the classroom, Bradley Civil Engineering majors have a wealth of cocurricular and cooperative learning opportunities to develop their leadership and citizenship skills:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Chi Epsilon (the Civil Engineering Honor Society)
  • Construction Club
  • Sigma Lambda Chi (the Construction Honor Society) organizations

Students can participate in service activities such as building playgrounds, homes for the needy, race tracks, and the unique “Bridge Pal” Program, which is designed to foster an interest in engineering among middle school and high school students.

Beyond Bradley
Bradley's Civil Engineering graduates enjoy a consistently strong job outlook with placement rates as high as 100% within six months. Recent employers include:

  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • HBE Corporation
  • Dietrich Design Group
  • Hanson Engineers
  • Black and Veatch