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Civil engineers do more than create better, stronger bridges and roads. We work to create, plan and manage the best transportation networks, water facilities and construction projects. You’ll gain hands-on experience in making every day safer for everyone.

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UNB renews exchange agreement with HFT Stuttgart

UNB recently renewed its exchange agreement with HFT Stuttgart, allowing students to go freely between universities and engage in an international experience. The UNB Transportation Field School is a fundamental part of the HFT Stuttgart agreement.

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Andrew Sutherland receives Macaulay-O’Sullivan Award

Andrew Sutherland, chief technician, has received the Macaulay-O’Sullivan Award in recognition of his outstanding service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew recorded and produced videos of research labs, assisted students in continuing their research off campus, and so much more. Congratulations Andrew!

Macaulay-O'Sullivan Award

Two UNB engineering faculty members receive American Concrete Institute Foundation awards

Dr. Michael Thomas, professor of civil engineering, received the Robert E. Philleo Award, and Dr. Ashlee Hossack, adjunct professor at UNB and materials engineer at GEMTEC Consulting Engineers and Scientists Limited, received the Young Member award for Professional Achievement.

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2021 Graduating undergraduate civil engineering students complete research theses

In 2021, nine graduating undergraduate civil engineering students completed their research theses in collaboration with civil engineering faculty members. The research topics varied in theme and subject, such as construction, pavement structures, structural and geotechnical, and transportation.

Research theses

Why does spring bring potholes? An engineering researcher fills us in.

Potholes. They’re the one spring bloom we all love to hate. But how do they happen, and why are they so hard to prevent? Dr. Xiomara Sanchez, P.Eng, assistant professor in the department of civil engineering at UNB, clears the snow from this topic.

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Co-op works for students

Co-op is a critical part of your academic degree. By joining the Engineering Co-op Program, you can gain experience in your chosen field, practice your technical & interpersonal skills, build your network, and earn income to offset the cost of school.