What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is considered to be the oldest engineering field.  It is a broad discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure, such as buildings, roads, airports, railroads, bridges, water and wastewater treatment plants, landfills, dams, and canals.  It is traditionally broken into several sub-disciplines including structural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, coastal engineering, construction engineering, materials engineering, transportation engineering, surveying, and water resources engineering.  Civil engineering impacts our lives on a daily basis and at all levels: in the public sector from the municipal to the federal levels and in the private sector from individuals to international companies.

For further information describing various career paths open to civil engineering graduates, please continue to the following link: Career Paths.

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