Civil engineering students are trained to consider the social effects as well as the physical and environmental factors that constrain the planning, design, construction, and operation of their projects.
This undergraduate program gives students the theoretical background, instruction in engineering application of scientific principles, and professional attitude to serve the public as civil engineers.
The behaviour and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures, environmental pollution, control systems, water resources systems, foundations, and surface transportation systems are all integrated into the curriculum, culminating in a series of senior-level professional design courses.
To be considered for admission to the School of Engineering, beginning first-year students must meet or exceed a 3.0 GPA and a mathematics ACT score of 22 (or math SAT score of 540).
Civil engineers typically work for major industrial and commercial centres, construction industry, state departments of transportation, manufacturing companies, oil or electrical companies, aerospace industries or consulting firms.