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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department(s)
Civil, Environ, & Constr Engr
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Civil Engineering Badge

The Civil Engineering PhD program reflects the very broad nature of the field, which encompasses the design, construction, and enhancement of the infrastructure of society. The Civil Engineering PhD program includes courses and research in structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering and foundations, transportation planning and operations, traffic engineering, construction engineering, water resources engineering, and smart cities. The degree will prepare students for roles in consulting firms, civil and construction-related industries, academic institutions, and city, county, state and federal government agencies.


Faculty research interests include subsurface conditions and soil testing, geotechnical materials, soil and structural dynamics, intelligent transportation systems, traffic safety, nonlinear structural analysis, reinforced concrete, structural health monitoring, sensors and data analytics for infrastructure, construction engineering, hydraulic modeling, coastal ocean modeling, stormwater management, and watershed management.

This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CECS-Civil-Engineering-PhD.pdf

Application Deadlines

Spring
December 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
July 1
Fall
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Director
  • Electronics Engineering Professor
  • Engineering Design Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Research Manager
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Global Engineering Manager
  • Highway Engineer
  • Hydrographic Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Professor
  • Manufacturing Engineering Professor
  • Marine Engineering Professor
  • Petroleum Engineering Professor
  • Process Engineering Manager
  • Railroad Design Consultant
  • Research Hydraulic Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
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