Message from the Chair

CarrascoWelcome to the website of the Department of Civil Engineering at UTEP. At the undergraduate level our Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management. At the graduate level we offer Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Construction Management, and a Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as a Doctoral degree in Civil Engineering with concentrations in construction management, environmental, geotechnical, infrastructural, structural, or transportation engineering.

As a student in our Department you will gain the necessary skills that will put you in the right track to become a Professional Civil Engineer or Construction Manager, very rewarding careers where you will have the opportunity to have a significant impact on the quality of life of the community around you and the entire world. You will accomplish this by participating in the development of projects that maintain and build on our transportation systems, provide water resources to entire communities, design and construct buildings that house hospitals, schools and many other critical infrastructure systems. You will learn how to engineer all these challenging projects while protecting the environment through sustainability principles using the latest materials, technology and construction methods.

Our Department will also provide you with excellent opportunities to participate in challenging research projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This research experience will complement and strengthen your educational experience. I hope the information provided in our website helps you understand how coming to study in our department can be your first step towards a very fulfilling career. I encourage you to apply for admission into our Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral programs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the various aspects of our Department and the Civil Engineering career in general.


Cesar Carrasco,
Professor and Chair

Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas 79968

Phone: (915) 747-6919