Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Sub-disciplines

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest and most widely recognized engineering disciplines. Civil engineers plan, construct, and maintain infrastructures. Some of these structures include roads, tunnels, airports, railroads, buildings, bridges, and dams. Civil engineers are team players that work with many other professionals such as other engineers, technicians, public officials, social scientists, geologists, biologists, and chemists.
Senior undergraduate students undertake projects in the following areas of civil engineering: structural engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, and water resources & environmental engineering.


Structural engineering:
 Planning, designing, and operating buildings, bridges, and special purpose structures such as towers, cranes, stadiums, industrial plants, and construction materials.

Transportation engineering:
 Planning, designing, and operating of highways, airports, seaports, mass transit systems, traffic control systems, and material transport systems.

Geo-technical engineering
Designing and planning foundations, dams, tunnels, roadbeds, and other facilities where earth and rock are engineering materials.

Water resources & environmental engineering: Planning, designing, and managing of projects for water supply, waste water treatment, flood control, urban drainage, pollution control, ground and surface water quality management, and solid and hazardous waste disposal.