Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

As a kid, did you love nothing more than to build masterpieces with Legos and building blocks? If so, civil engineering just may be your crazy-smart calling. Michigan Tech’s program is perfect for students who want to learn how to plan, design, build, and manage the facilities that are essential to society. You’ll earn your degree by doing extensive hands-on lab work with state-of-the-art equipment—we feature some of the best in the nation.

Find your Passion with the Right Concentration

As a civil engineering major you can concentrate in:

  • Construction
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation
  • Water resources

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • You can take part in research projects like performance characteristics of small-scale drinking water treatment systems and the behavior of rigid wood frame connections.
  • You’ll succeed with help from the Lee and Arleta Bernson Student Success Center.
  • You can get involved in the International Senior Design Program or our Concrete Canoe team that placed first in the regional competition and top five in the nation for the past several yearsl
  • Take part in the Railroad Engineering Program by studying abroad in Finland.
  • The hydrodynamics laboratory recently installed a 30 foot flume to study the impact of turbulence and scour around bridge support piers.
  • You will gain real world experience through projects in city planning including cost estimates and design, as well as concrete and asphalt pavement studies.
  • Our Center for Structural Durability includes renovated space where you can conduct research on ultra high performance concrete (Michigan Tech is the only facility in the nation equipped to do this!).
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in civil engineering.
  • Michigan Tech's civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.

As a civil engineer, you can also get involved in the Green Campus Enterprise, a student-run business team that works to make Michigan Tech's campus more "green" through different projects.

Learn more about civil engineering at Michigan Tech!