School Information

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Construction Management (CECM) at UTSA!

CECM is committed to providing a learning environment which encourages discovery and advancement for the betterment of its students and the community.

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CECM offers both undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for future engineering opportunities.  Our programs include a B.S. in Civil Engineering (accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET,, an M.S. in Civil Engineering, and two Ph.D. programs in (Environmental Science & Engineering) and (Civil Engineering).  Our program prepares students by providing them civil engineering fundamentals through design and hands-on laboratory courses, as well as providing them opportunities to participate in cutting edge, interdisciplinary research.

The department has innovative engineering research programs in traditional and emerging fields focusing on environmental engineering, transportation, water resources, structures, and geotechnical engineering.  These research programs are federally and state funded and seek to serve the needs of San Antonio, South Texas and the nation.

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career then Civil and Environmental Engineering is the right place for you. We extend to you our warmest welcome and hope you will consider joining the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. You can also follow us on Facebook

Arturo E. Schultz
CECM School Director

Arturo E. Schultz

Mission and Vision Statement

The strategic vision of UTSA is by 2020 to become a premier research University that provides access to educational excellence and prepares leaders for the global environment.  Its mission is the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions, serving as a focus of intellectual and creative resources and a catalyst for socioeconomic development for Texas, the nation and beyond.  As part of its 2020 strategic vision, UTSA has identified a number of strategic growth areas: educational excellence, superior infrastructure, innovative research and discovery, strong community involvement, superior student experience, and world-class graduate programs.

The mission of the College of Engineering (COE) is to provide outstanding education and research opportunities to the region's multicultural community, as well as to the nation and beyond. This includes preparing students for lifelong learning and leadership jobs in the engineering profession, conducting research leading to innovative technologies, establishing partnerships with industry, connecting with the community, and pursuing excellence in every endeavor. The COE envisions becoming an internationally recognized, premier research-intensive engineering college serving as an economic driver and workforce developer.

The faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the community and the engineering profession. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s mission is to provide our students an education that integrates fundamental science and engineering skills with design principles to solve engineering problems. Our programs provide students opportunities for graduate education, to acquire life-long learning skills, and to participate in research that advances the discipline and benefits society. Students will be prepared to become professional engineers and leaders in the Civil and Environmental Engineering profession.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Goals

  • Provide an exceptional undergraduate and graduate education that empowers students to become leaders in the civil and environmental engineering profession
  • Offer innovative educational programs consisting of instruction, experiential learning and research activities that cultivate student critical thinking skills, leadership, and desire for lifelong learning
  • Serve as a preeminent civil and environmental engineering research department providing transformative solutions to regional and global problems

Program Educational Objectives

Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science graduates are expected to attain the following program educational objectives:

  • meet the expectations of their employers,
  • will endeavor to become licensed professional engineers
  • are able to pursue graduate studies, if so desired.

Student Outcomes

Student Outcomes
Graduates of the UTSA Civil Engineering Program will demonstrate the following student outcomes.

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Enrollment Year Total UG Total GR Degrees Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Associates Bachelors Masters Doctorate
2022-2023 FT 43 63 92 134 NA 332 49
PT 6 8 27 92 NA 133 93
2021-2022 FT 46 60 87 167 NA 360 56 NA 90 18 8
PT 3 13 33 88 NA 140 55
2020-2021 FT 67 83 90 180 NA 420 55 NA 90 10 3
PT 7 13 15 80 NA 115 44
2019-2020 FT 80 61 85 182 NA 408 51 NA 88 19 8
PT 4 10 22 66 NA 102 37
2018-2019 FT 107 70 96 175 NA 448 41 NA 86 19 5
PT 5 12 18 62 NA 97 37
2017-2018 FT 110 78 111 152 NA 451 41 NA 83 21 5
PT 7 7 16 62 NA 92 36

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