uofi-engU.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Illinois’ civil engineering graduate program first in the nation.

An advanced graduate degree in engineering from the University of Illinois lays the groundwork for graduates to be successful leaders in our nation.

When we need to invest in our infrastructure, civil engineers create the designs and technology that are vital to sustaining our roads, bridges and airports for the future.

Graduates of the civil engineering program go on to invent cutting-edge technology. For example, University of Illinois alumnus John Cornelius Houbolt led a team to create the lunar orbit rendezvous mission mode, the concept used to successfully land humans on the moon and return them to Earth. The concepts he developed are still being used by space programs throughout the world.

Learn more:
Read the U.S. News & World Report article
Read more about the life and accomplishments of John Cornelius Houbolt

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