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Civil Engineering—BS

The People’s Engineer

Calling all creative, curious, analytical, and detail-oriented individuals: if you have a desire to improve quality of life through designing the infrastructure that supports our civilization, then civil engineering may be a good career fit for you. Be prepared to tackle the engineering challenges of our society head-on with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Tech.

Civil engineers are the people’s engineers. These professionals are responsible for planning, designing, building, and managing civil structures including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supplies, and sewage systems—addressing the modern needs of a growing global population.

They engineer sustainable solutions to deteriorating infrastructure, traffic congestion, society’s energy needs, pollution, urban redevelopment, community planning, and risks posed by natural hazards such as floods and earthquakes. The field’s contributions are evident in the designs of monuments such as the Hoover Dam, the Interstate Highway System, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Panama Canal, and the Empire State Building.

Explore a career pathway that suits your interests when you choose a concentration:

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

Educational Objectives and Programs Outcomes for the B.S. in Civil Engineering