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Civil engineers are problem solvers. They apply the latest in high-tech equipment and sophisticated procedures to address challenges concerning our infrastructure and the environment.
You can browse courses by downloading the S&T Undergraduate Catalog located on the Registrar's website.
As a civil engineer you will plan, design and supervise construction of bridges, dams, interstate highways and buildings. Service to the community, its development and improvement are fundamental aspects of a civil engineering career. Although you may specialize within a given area, you will be interacting with specialists in other areas, such as mechanical, electrical, or geological engineering in the planning, design, and construction of complex facilities.
Civil engineers must be effective public communicators. You may be expected to work with property owners, concerned citizens, city officials, attorneys and even doctors for concerns related to public health measures.
• Provide safe drinking water, control flooding and runoff
• Design foundations for buildings and structures
• Provide reliable and economical bridges, port facilities and intricate dams
• Move people and cargo from place to place
• Refine construction techniques
• Manage projects, quality control and contract administration
• Develop construction materials such as asphalt, concrete and composites
Civil engineers are hired by:
• consulting firms (municipal services, transportation, hazardous waste mitigation)
• government agencies (state departments of transportation, city planners, municipal engineers)
• industry (structural engineers, construction, project managers/analysts)
Effective Fall 2013
The following guidelines are used to evaluate applications for first-time admission to the civil engineering degree program:
Students are allowed to continue taking sophomore level civil engineering courses in order to satisfy the admission requirements and re-apply for admission if necessary. However, for a student to graduate from the civil engineering program, official admission to the program must occur before the student begins to enroll in courses identified as junior year courses in the undergraduate catalog.