Civil Engineering

When it comes to building our nation’s infrastructure or protecting our natural environment, civil environmental engineers are at the forefront. They not only design roads, bridges, and structures, provide clean drinking water, and protect people from natural hazards like flooding or earthquakes, they also engage with the public to create a more sustainable future.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers apply engineering principles to design systems that control pollution and protect public health. Environmental engineers restore air, soil, and water quality at contaminated sites, and develop systems that convert waste into clean energy. Environmental engineering addresses the complex food, energy, and water issues of the 21st century.

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Where students become civil and environmental engineers...and something more.

Engineering students at Iowa are smart, interesting people. They are also international travelers, Big Ten athletes, Hawkeye Marching Band members, leaders of student organizations, fraternity and sorority members, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, hospital volunteers, student senators, dance marathoners, intramural competitors, researchers, and more. Explore our academic programs.


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A few facts about our department

Last year's pass rate for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
placement rate within seven months of graduation.
Civil engineer ranked No. 10 best STEM job per U.S. News & World Report.
$ 77370
mean annual wage in Iowa, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
new job openings by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Ranked in the US News and World Report Top 10 Public Graduate Programs in Environment and Environmental Health
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