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Civil Engineering Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003754
  • Phone: (540) 231-6000

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  • Phone: (540) 231-6267

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  • Phone: (540) 231-5179

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Civil Engineering Degree

The civil engineering program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for careers with the private industry, consulting firms, and government agencies. The program focuses on applying mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation. Program courses include: engineering communication, civil engineering measurements, environmental engineering, reinforced concrete design, steel design, project design and construction management, fluid mechanics, and environmental safety measures. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer civil engineering degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Civil Engineering Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree224
    Master's Degree117
    Doctorate Degree16

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male271
    Female86

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Asian26
    Black9
    Hispanic8
    White235
    Unknown26

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Civil Engineering program at Virginia Tech, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Engineering Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 80
      • Average Hourly Rate: $49.88
      • Average Annual Salary: $103,760

Civil Engineers

  • Description:

    Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, civil engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 140
      • Average Hourly Rate: $33.47
      • Average Annual Salary: $69,610

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Civil Engineering Programs in Virginia

Civil Engineering programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Civil Engineering (B)
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University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

81 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Civil Engineering (B,M,D)
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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

75 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Civil Engineering (B,M)
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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

49 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Civil Engineering (B)