Engineering Student

Engineering Students

Are you "Down for That"?

Ambitious projects. Monster machines. See the country or see the world.. These are just a few reasons an underground career is rewarding. Underground engineers work with multidisciplinary teams on crucial infrastructure projects that support solutions for the environment, economies, and societies around the world. Get started here to learn more and get involved in the underground industry.

Photo credit: The Moles
Tunnel Tours

Tour a tunnel under construction

Nothing beats being in a tunnel alongside the machines to experience the scale, scope, and depth of underground construction. Guided by industry professionals, a tour lets you dive deeper into the adventure and complexities of the underground.

Schedule a Tour

Bring the tunnels to campus

Consider having a tunneling professional come and give a presentation to your class or on-campus meeting. A seasoned tunneling and underground expert can share an interesting case history, their career story, or speak to geotechnical, structural, or construction matter. Or you may want a young tunneling professional to share what their job is like. You decide.

What does a career in underground look like?

The underground construction and tunneling workforce brings engineers from across multiple disciplines to create innovative solutions crucial to society, economies, and the environment. Explore the diverse stories of these professionals who make up the underground industry.

Apply for Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships for those interested in tunneling and heavy construction. Scholarships can be for financial assistance or to send you to a tunneling conference.

Scholarships

The Moles’ Scholarship for Aptitude in Heavy Construction

The Moles is a highly prestigious east coast based heavy construction association including contractors and engineers engaged in the construction […]

The Beavers’ Scholarship for Heavy Construction Oriented Students

The Beavers is a very influential west coast based heavy engineering construction association founded by dam builders (thus the name). […]

UCA Tunneling Conference Scholarship

The Underground Construction Association, a Division of SME (UCA) is essentially the foremost assembly of tunneling professionals in North America.  […]

Conference Attendance Scholarship

Conference Attendance Scholarships vary and generally cover conference registration and travel fees.

Resources

Start Digging

Our Resource Library is packed with presentations, videos, and case studies to give you an idea of the projects around the world in the underground industry. Whether building freeways under cities or to transport water underground, the work is never the same and always full of adventure.

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UCA Young Members

Young members webinar.

The Young Members group of the Underground Construction Association hosts monthly webinars for young tunneling professionals. Check out our attendance scholarships here.