The University of Texas at Austin

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. Students interested in a career in environmental engineering pursue civil engineering as an undergraduate degree.

Civil engineering focuses on both the built and natural environment through the design of building systems, commercial and industrial facilities, transportations systems, and systems for the protection and use of air, water, land and ecological resources. Read more …

Architectural engineering deals with the design of the systems of a building -- structural systems to transmit forces to the ground; systems for efficient indoor energy use and safe air quality; and systems for the assessment of cost effectiveness. Read more …

In addition, a six-year dual degree in Architecture and Architectural Engineering is offered jointly by the School of Architecture and the Cockrell School of Engineering. This degree combines the mutual interests of both architecture and architectural engineering. Not sure what the difference is between Architectural Engineering and Architecture? Read more …