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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

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Freshmen student admission is available starting Fall 2023.

Transfer student admissions is available starting Fall 2024.


About Civil Engineering

Civil engineering students obtain a strong foundation in principles and practices to contribute to innovative solutions for a sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Students will gain technical depth in specific disciplines - geotechnical, structural, water resources, transportation, construction, and environmental - and use this knowledge to design functional infrastructure systems that address multifaceted sociotechnical challenges. In today’s world, students are presented with the opportunity to incorporate information technology driven innovation, such as building information modeling, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, and to offer pioneering solutions for massive societal challenges. Civil engineering students will be workforce ready with the technical knowledge and professional skills to adapt to our ever-changing environment, societal and political challenges, and emerging technologies.

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Careers in Civil Engineering

With a focus on ensuring public safety, sustainability, and efficient use of resources, civil engineering graduates contribute to the development and improvement of society's physical infrastructure. They play a critical role in shaping the current environment and addressing the challenges of urbanization, population growth, and environmental sustainability. The future looks at diverse civil engineering career prospects at the intersection of technology, data science and engineering design, paving the way for smart, resilient, and sustainable solutions in our infrastructure.
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Job Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data, the employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 21,200 openings for civil engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.


Salary Ranges

The median annual wage for civil engineers was $95,890 in May 2023. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $63,220, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $150,640.


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program is designed to provide a synergetic foundation in the discipline of Civil Engineering through broad educational experience and professional practices to contribute to innovative solutions for a sustainable and resilient infrastructure. The program seeks to inoculate an understanding of the fundamental principles of science and engineering by providing students with experiences in our hallmark design sequence with project-based learning activities and applied research opportunities. Students will gain technical depth in specific disciplines - geotechnical, structural, water resources, transportation, construction, and environmental- and use this knowledge to design functional infrastructure systems that address multifaceted sociotechnical challenges.



Why Florida Poly?

At Florida Poly, our small campus environment fosters a unique approach to STEM education. Through a curriculum that progresses from freshman to senior year, emphasizing project-based learning, individualized mentorship with faculty, required internships in high-tech industries, and culminating in a senior capstone design project, students are equipped with comprehensive skills and experiences, uniquely preparing them for success in the rapidly advancing tech landscape.  
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At Florida Poly, internships aren't just encouraged—they're a fundamental part of the educational experience. Mandatory for all students, these internships provide direct engagement with high-tech industry leaders. This immersive experience not only provides practical skills but also fosters crucial connections within the industry, frequently paving the way to future employment opportunities for our graduates. 
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Florida Poly's capstone design course is the pinnacle of each students' academic journey, consolidating their four years of learning into a single project. During their senior year, students in this course collaborate with peers from various fields to tackle real-world challenges supported by industry sponsors. Through this interdisciplinary approach, students not only apply theoretical concepts but also gain practical experience, preparing them for successful careers in their respective fields. 
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Armed with the knowledge and skills gained at Florida Poly, especially through internships and capstone projects, our alumni smoothly entered thriving careers in high-tech industries. These hands-on experiences offered invaluable insights and practical expertise, enabling our alumni to innovate and excel in dynamic, leading-edge settings, influencing the trajectory of technology.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates are expected to be prepared with a solid academic foundation and professional skills that are essential in today’s workforce with the diversity and ever-evolving role of civil engineers.  Graduates are expected to attain the following within a few years of graduation.

  1. Apply the fundamentals concepts of mathematics, science, technology, and mechanical engineering to solve real life problems of societal, global, environmental, and economic consequence.
  2. Achieve professional success cultivating collaboration with multidisciplinary team and constituencies through their technical knowledge, communication abilities and leaderships skills.
  3. Demonstrate on-going career development as adaptive and independent professionals pursuing opportunities in licensure and continuing professional education ranging from industry-related training to advanced degrees, with entrepreneurial spirit and, an ethical responsibility to self and society.

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the civil engineering degree program, students will attain the following outcomes to be ready to enter professional practice of engineering.

  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 met 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 informal judgements, 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 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. 


Get Involved Outside the Classroom

We have an active student organization community with more than 35 clubs that vary based on specific academic interests, professional development, and activities just for fun.
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Dive into the thrilling campus life at Florida Poly. From Florida PolyCon (a comic-con like event), Purple Fire Week, poolside grill-outs and movie nights, to an annual 5K Pie Run, an epic Humans vs. Zombies Nerf gun war, and so much more. At Florida Poly, there is something for everyone and the small campus vibe makes it easy to get involved.  

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Join Florida Poly's University Teams for next-level competition and camaraderie! Whether you're into esports, soccer, weightlifting, robotics, or lacrosse, there's a team for you. Pursue excellence alongside like-minded teammates and take your skills to the next level. With a diverse range of options, there's something for everyone to enjoy while striving for victory!
At Florida Poly, campus engagement is key to fostering lifelong connections, teamwork, and leadership. With over 35 student-run clubs, there's ample opportunity to explore passions and forge friendships beyond lectures and labs. Joining clubs empowers students to pursue interests, develop skills, and create lasting memories with like-minded peers, enriching the college experience and shaping futures.
Florida Poly's exceptional recreation facilities offer students, faculty, and staff opportunities for physical activity, fostering healthy lifestyle habits. Featuring a fully equipped weight room, junior Olympic swimming pool, basketball courts, beach volleyball, soccer fields, and disc golf, there's something for everyone to stay active and energized. 

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