All civil and environmental engineering students participate in a major design experience in engineering. Students enrolled in Senior Design work as teams on client-based engineering projects, using skills acquired in earlier engineering course work. Our department’s Senior Design experience will prepare you for your career by asking you to solve problems under many of the constraints and considerations that a civil or environmental engineer encounters on the job. These considerations include economics, environmental, sustainability, constructability, ethical, social, political, health, and safety.
Students in Civil and Environmental Engineering may also complete the Enterprise concentration or the Enterprise minor. Enterprises are student-led companies embracing rich experiences in engineering design, team building, project management, and end-to-end original product development. Just as in Senior Design, Enterprise teams work under the direction of a faculty advisor.
The program gives teams of students from varied disciplines the opportunity to work for several semesters in a business-like setting to solve real-world engineering problems supplied by industry partners.
Are you always thinking of ways to improve sustainability and reduce your carbon footprint? If so, the Green Campus Enterprise is the group for you. The team has one mission: to “green” Michigan Tech through a variety of initiatives. Currently, the group is researching the feasibility of installing a solar thermal panel and a wind turbine, measuring carbon emissions, and assessing energy consumption and waste-reduction strategies for computers.
Industry Partner: Canadian National, City of Houghton, CXT, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Motors, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Faculty Advisor: Dr. George R. Dewey, P.E.
Course Number: ENT2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 12
Disciplines Needed: CEE, GE, MEEM, BA, STC
Electric vehicle-charging infrastructures. Rail lubrication solutions. Downtown transit sustainability models. The Transportation Enterprise tackles some of the area’s most challenging transportation-related projects, working with state and local government agencies and engineering firms to brainstorm and initiate solutions. The group is open to undergraduate civil and environmental engineering students with interests in consulting, construction, engineering, research, and more.