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Civil engineers plan, design, build, maintain, and address the environmental impacts of constructed facilities and public works essential to American civilization.

  • Infrastucture

    • Structural Engineering - Structural engineers plan, analyze, and design a wide variety of large-scale structures including bridges, high-rise buildings, concrete dams, transmission towers, and special offshore and space structures.

    • Geotechnical Engineering - Geotechnical engineers analyze the properties of soil and rock that affect the performance of buildings, dams, pavements, and underground facilities that support above ground constructed facilities and public works.

    • Construction Engineering - Nearly all civil engineering projects require the management skills of a construction engineer.

  • Transportation¬†- Transportation engineers track, analyze and design all modes of (land, sea, and air) transportation systems, and they study the various ways operators and end-users decide within the nation's transportation enterprise.¬†

  • Water Resources and Environmental - Hydraulics engineers deal with the development, control, and management of our water resources.


Environmental Engineers work with government, industry and private groups to design and implement projects to improve the environment and public health. They address topics such as wastewater management, solid waste disposal, bioremediation and overall, environmental sustainability.


Geodetic Engineering encompasses a group of spatial data technologies and theory that involve one or more areas of research using photogrammetry, image understanding, mapping/geographic information science, satellite geodesy, remote sensing, real time mapping, and image processing.  The field embodies traditional geomatics engineering disciplines of data analysis, photogrammetry, global positioning systems (GPS) technologies, and surveying, as well as emerging areas, such as hyperspectral imaging, sensor networks, computer vision, and real-time navigation and timing.