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Engineering- Civil Engineering (AS)

Engineering- Civil Engineering (AS)

Associate of Science Transfer

About This Degree

Program Number


Estimated Program Length

2 Years


Vincennes Campus

University Catalog

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

Civil engineers generally work in a variety of locations and conditions. It is common for them to split their time between working in an office and working outdoors at construction sites so that they can monitor operations or solve problems onsite.

The median annual wage for civil engineers was $86,640 in May 2018, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As infrastructure continues to age, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild, repair, and upgrade bridges, roads, levees, dams, airports, buildings, and structures of all types.

Career Outcomes

The VU Advantage         
Vincennes University offers the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Students transfer to Purdue at West Lafayette and the University of Evansville to complete the second two years of the degree.

Advantages to beginning your studies at VU include:

  • Hands-on laboratory experience.

  • The nurturing of fundamental skills designed to prepare you for advanced study.

  • Lab sections are taught by the same faculty who teach the lecture sections, ensuring consistent instruction and letting you build close relationships with professors.