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Civil and Architectural Engineering

Architectural engineering students learn about building systems in preparation to become a Professional Engineer in the building industry. At UW, the Architectural Engineering program has a strong reputation for strength in Building Information Modeling, which refers to the 3D computer modeling of building systems and simulating building performance. We have faculty strength in the areas of Structural Engineering, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) with a focus on smart buildings. Although architectural engineering students also take a small dose of architecture courses, it is not an architecture degree. This program also offers a summer Study Abroad program in Europe. Download our brochure to find out more.

ARE Degree Programs

Civil engineering students learn about infrastructure and the technical aspects of urban and rural land development, in preparation to become a Professional Engineer. Civil engineers design roads and bridges, municipal water systems, sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants, dams and irrigation channels, excavations and slope-stability projects. Many civil engineers have the opportunity to work outdoors, and there are Civil Engineering jobs in small counties as well as big cities. At the University of Wyoming, the Civil Engineering faculty work on cutting-edge subjects such as Intelligent Transportation Systems and large-scale groundwater modeling. Download our brochure to find out more.

CE Degree Programs

Why Civil and Architectural Engineering?

Civil and Architectural Engineering PDF

Civil Engineering

  • Incoming freshmen experience at least one designed-based course each year in an innovative course sequence called VISTA (Vertically Integrated Science and Technology Application), where students tackle modern engineering challenges from their very first semester. 
  • Undergraduate students find on-campus opportunities in the research laboratories and with a unique cooperative learning experience on the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Design Squad.
  • Civil and architectural engineering jobs are projected to grow 20 percent by 2022.
  • Graduates from our program find employment with public agencies, private firms and in industry in small towns and large cities nationwide. Our placement of students in positions or in graduate schools each year is nearly 100 percent.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 20 percent employment growth from 2012-2022 in civil engineering and 5 percent growth for architectural engineers.

Architectural Engineering

  • UW’s Architectural Engineering program has strong relationships with major employers and we have a great track record in internship and job placement.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to excellent teaching and research in leading-edge topics within the discipline. The building industry has changed dramatically in the past decade, and we are proud of our dedication to staying current.
  • If you prefer a hands-on education, Architectural Engineering is for you. You’ll find yourself building a brick wall in class, or going to visit a construction site. Bring your gloves and work boots!
  • If you enjoy computer models and simulations, Architectural Engineering is for you. UW is known for being at the forefront of computing. We have received national recognition three times for leadership in Building Information Modeling (BIM). We’ve found that UW graduates get more job offers and higher salaries because they can use the latest computing tools.
  • Finally, as an architectural engineer, you can make a difference in helping to solve the world’s social problems. Buildings generally use too much energy, leading to a waste of capital and a problem for the climate and environment. We train students to understand how buildings can be designed to use less energy, and to keep the occupants healthy and happy.
  • Download our brochure to learn more.

Contact Us

CEAS logoCivil & Architectural Engineering

EN 3074

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-2390

Email: cae.info@uwyo.edu



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