Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering


CEAE Students Working

Phase Change Materials and Nano-Aerogel Building components developed by Architectural Engineering students enable research across all areas of emphasis within their field, as well as on the building itself.

Overview:

Civil, environmental and architectural engineers are responsible for modern civil infrastructure and for developing solutions to environmental problems. They work on projects such as large-scale infrastructure (roads, bridges, and airports), clean water supply and energy-efficient buildings with well-controlled sound, illumination and comfort systems. KU’s facilities in structures, transportation, water resources and energy management are among the best in the nation. 

Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Website

Students working on project

Majors Offered:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering

KU is one of only four universities in the world to offer a four-year, Tier 1 architectural engineering program. KU’s architectural engineering program is one of only two nationwide with continuous accreditation since 1936.

KU’s world-class Structural Testing Facility is equipped with a 40-foot-high, L-shaped strong wall capable of supporting 880,000 pounds simultaneously in two directions. It allows for full-scale research and testing on a variety of structures. 

From the day students step on campus, they have the opportunity to be involved in a range of activities and organizations. KU’s Engineers Without Borders has projects in Bolivia and Uganda. Teams for concrete canoe, steel bridge and geo-wall frequently earn honors at regional and national competitions. Students get real-world learning experiences in a relaxed, social setting.

KU is recognized worldwide as a leader in developing cost-effective buildings and other structures that are safer, stronger and more durable. Students have access to top-notch facilities for a hands-on learning experience in a one-of-a-kind research environment.

 

Students working in lab

Who Hires

  • Affinis Corp
  • Arup
  • Black & Veatch
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Henderson Engineers
  • HNTB Corporation
  • Jacobs 
  • JE Dunn Construction
  • Kiewit
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McCownGordon
  • Thornton Tomasetti
  • Turner Construction Company
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Evergy
  • WSP USA
  • Construction companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Design firms
  • Energy companies
  • Engineering consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Industrial firms
  • Transportation

Bachelor’s degree candidates national average* starting salary range:

  • Architectural Engineering: $58,576 - $63,768
  • Civil Engineering: $58,461 - $62,191

*Salaries from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)