Civil and Sustainability Engineering

Civil and Sustainability Engineering graduates have the potential for professional engineering licensure and employment throughout the United States.  A wide variety of positions are available in small and large engineering design firms; construction companies; municipalities; state and federal agencies; and the military.  Careers include design, field engineering, and project management.

Civil and Sustainability Engineering serves the basic needs of society through the planning, design, and construction of buildings, roads, bridges, water and wastewater distribution and treatment systems, storm water management systems, landfills, water pollution control, and the cleanup of contaminated soils and groundwater.  Resource and energy conservation, reuse and recycling of materials, and protection of public health and the environment are intrinsic to the program.

Civil and Sustainability Engineering provides students with education, knowledge, and experience in:

  • Structural analysis
  • Steel and Concrete Design
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment System Design
  • Transportation Systems Design
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Design
  • Storm Water Collection System Design
  • Construction Planning and Estimating
  • Construction Materials


Steps to obtain accreditation by EAC/ABET are underway.  Accreditation is expected during 2022 and will be retroactive to current students.

 Career Outlook 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an overall increase in civil engineering employment of 19.7 percent by the year 2022.  This increase is almost twice the rate of overall employment and about three times the increase in all engineering disciplines.  In Kentucky, civil engineering is projected to be in the top 20 areas of employment opportunity through 2020 for those careers requiring a bachelor’s degree.  Civil engineering is projected to have more employment opportunities than any other engineering discipline by 2020 based on information prepared by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Agency.


Courses Total Hours
University Studies Requirements 42 hours
Core Courses 59 hours
EGR 100T Transitions 1
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 3
CSE 284 Sustainable Design 3
CSE 330 Water Quality I 3
CSE 331 Water Quality II 3
CSE 382 Hydraulics 4
CSE 410 Transportation Systems and Design 3
CSE 481 Structural Analysis 3
CSE 482 Steel and Concrete Design 3
CSE 483 Construction Materials 4
CSE 484 Soil Mechanics and Foundations 4
CSE 498 Senior Design I  3
CSE 585 Remediation Engineering 3
EGR 259 Statics 3
EGR 359 Mechanics of Materials 3
EGR 488 Cooperative Education/Internship 1
MAT 338 Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 255 Electricity, Magnetism, and Light 4
PHY 256 Electricity, Magnetism, and Light Laboratory 1
STA 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics  4
Required Courses 20 hours
CMA 280 Plane Surveying 3
CMA 385 Construction Estimating I 3
CMA 480 Construction Planning and Management 3
EES 101 The Earth and the Environment 4
ENT 393 Engineering Economy 3
CMA 107 Introduction to Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting 4
Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hours 


Dr. Mike Kemp
CSE Program Coordinator
School of Engineering
Dr. Danny Claiborne
School of Engineering
Department: 270.809.2993