Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Architectural Engineering

Masters-level Programs



The Civil Engineering Program includes the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of structures and altering geography to suit human needs. Some of the numerous subdivisions are transportation (eg, railroad facilities and highways); hydraulics (eg, river control, irrigation, swamp draining, water supply, and sewage disposal); and structures (eg, buildings, bridges, and tunnels). Details

The Civil Engineering Program offers:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Undergraduate Curriculum

Graduation Requirements

Advisement and Transfer

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Architectural Engineering deals with all engineering aspects of building performance, integrated with the building's architectural requirements. Architectural engineering students study all engineering aspects of building performance systems including structural systems design, heating ventilation and air conditioning design, electrical and power design, and construction and project management. Details

The Architectural Engineering Program offers:

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (B.S.)

Undergraduate Curriculum

Graduation Requirements




Master of Engineering (M.E.)
Concentration in Civil Engineering
   Areas of Specialization:
    A. Transportation Engineering
    B. Structural Engineering
    C. Geotechnical Engineering

Graduate Curriculum

Master of Engineering (M.E.)
Concentration in Environmental Engineering

Graduate Curriculum


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Vision & Mission Statement

Vision Statement

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University will be regionally known as a prominent academic leader in educating a diverse student population to become designers, researchers, managers and leaders for a sustainable world. The department will be a pioneer in innovation and an effective driving force for economic development through quality education and applied research coupled with service and professional partnerships within the community, the region and beyond.

Mission Statement

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University thrives to provide students with a supportive learning environment, hands-on experiential opportunities, and a culture of scholarship and research. The department enables students to develop careers to become successful technical and design managers and leaders. The department also prepares the students to become life-long learners, skillful communicators, and effective practitioners, and leaders in a global community.

The programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering degree are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Educational Objectives

Civil Engineering (BS-CE):
Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain public infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, dams, airports, power facilities, treatment systems, water supply, and transportation systems. The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are:

  • Have successful and professional careers in civil engineering and related industries demonstrated by career advancement, recognition, and technical competency.
  • Demonstrate continuous learning through professional development, advanced degrees, membership in professional societies, and/or registration during their early career.

Program Outcomes for the Program

The outcomes of the programs require that the student upon graduation demonstrate the following:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data

  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

  7. an ability to communicate effectively

  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context

  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning

  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues

  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

  12. an ability to apply knowledge in environmental engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resource management

  13. an ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy and leadership.

  14. an ability to explain the importance of professional licensure