Civil Engineering, B.S. | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Civil Engineering, B.S.

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Brooklyn Bridge

The Roman aqueducts, the London Bridge, the Hoover Dam, JFK airport — civil projects are found worldwide and throughout history. Civil engineers had a hand in the construction of each, and with quickly growing populations straining today’s infrastructures, they’re sure to spend time improving and building upon our built environment now and into the future.

Join Tandon's BS program in Civil Engineering and be a part of their ranks. You’ll train for a broad and exciting field with major impacts on society and its infrastructure. Our program is strongly practice-oriented, heavily emphasizing design, to prepare you for entry-level positions in any civil engineering sub-discipline or for graduate study.

The BS in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Program Information

The educational objectives of the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) program at the Tandon School of Engineering of New York University are for its graduates to:  

  1. Apply scientific principles, interdisciplinary knowledge, critical thinking skills, cutting-edge technology, and a passion for civil engineering to solve complex engineering and societal problems. 
  2. Demonstrate leadership in professional careers, pursue continuous and lifelong learning, and progress towards professional licensure.  
  3. Communicate and collaborate effectively with industry professionals, decision-makers, and community stakeholders.
  4. Work in an ethical and professional manner towards sustainable and resilient civil and urban infrastructure systems.
  5. Successfully perform functions of civil engineering practice, including analysis, design, project management, experimentation, interpretation of data, application of new knowledge, and use of sound engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 

Student outcomes for the BSCE program as presented in the Tandon Bulletin are those abilities and skills that graduates are expected to have upon graduation with a BS in Civil Engineering degree. For these, the Department has adopted the seven fundamental outcomes specified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. They cover the full breadth and depth of the abilities and skills needed by modern engineering professionals.


The BS in Civil Engineering degree is fulfilled by combining transfer credits, credits by examination and courses taken at Tandon. Transfer credits in mathematics, chemistry, physics, humanities and social sciences are evaluated by the Office of Academic Affairs with faculty guidance from specific departments. Transfer credits in civil engineering and other technical areas are evaluated by the faculty of the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. The length of time for a transfer student to complete the BS in Civil Engineering depends upon 3 factors:

  • The total number of transfer credits awarded;
  • The particular courses required to complete degree requirements; and
  • Enrollment status (part-time or full-time).

Transfer students should understand that they can be awarded transfer credits for courses with a C grade or better and then only for courses that are applicable toward the BS in Civil Engineering curriculum.

More information on transfer credits and residency requirements can be found in the Tandon Bulletin.

You may register as a part-time student (fewer than 12 credits a semester), though the department does not offer many undergraduate courses in the evening. If you are enrolled as a part-time student, you should maintain close contact with your academic advisers to work out the details of course sequencing efficiently and effectively.


The undergraduate curriculum for the BS in Civil Engineering provides a solid foundation in all major subdisciplines through required courses. It also requires a concentration in one of five areas (structural engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, urban informatics, or construction management). 

For more detailed information on the curricula click on the following links depending on which curriculum you are following:

  • New Curriculum (for students admitted in the Fall 2018 semester and beyond, or for students admitted prior to the Fall 2018 semester who have opted to follow the new curriculum).
  • Old Curriculum (for students admitted prior to the Fall 2018 semester who are following the old curriculum).

Sample course schedules for both old and new curricula can be found in the Tandon Bulletin.