Why Civil Engineering at Ole Miss?
Small Class Size
Engineering students at Ole Miss benefit from a close interaction between student and faculty. The current student-faculty ratio is about 22-1 with most upper level classes ranging from 5-45 students.
A Great College Town
Oxford, Miss., home of Ole Miss, has been recognized by USA Today as one of America’s premier college towns. The downtown Square is home to numerous independently owned restaurants, art galleries and a bookstore The New Yorker said was as good as any in New York City. Live music can be heard throughout the week in numerous venues. Add in Southeastern Conference Sports and nearby recreation areas including Sardis Lake and you’ve got the ultimate college experience.
Engineering students at Ole Miss gain strengths in more than just engineering. The university’s strong foundation in liberal arts touches all students, and those in engineering are no exception. The engineering curriculum includes courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts and ethics.
The Ole Miss Civil Engineering faculty are leaders in research, but teaching is also a high priority. Department faculty have won numerous national and university teaching awards.
Bright, ambitious students make for a stimulating learning environment, and the civil engineering department at UM is home to many high-achievers. Students in the department regularly receive top academic awards and scholarships during their undergraduate studies at UM.
Opportunities for Independent Study
The Ole Miss Engineering faculty offer many opportunities for independent study. Students frequently are invited to participate in ongoing research projects that include field work and computational simulation. A number of our students continue on to graduate study. Recent examples include Georgia Tech, Stanford, University of Texas at Austin, Texam A&M, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss.
State-of-the-art personal computers, mainframe computers and a supercomputer are readily available and routinely used as engineering tools throughout the curriculum. The program has quality teaching laboratories in structural mechanics, vibrations, multifunctional materials, transportation visualization, soil mechanics, fluid flow and environmental engineering.
The School of Engineering’s Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700.