Calling all creative, curious, analytical, and detail-oriented individuals: if you have a desire to improve quality of life through designing the sustainable infrastructure that supports our civilization, then civil engineering may be a good career fit for you. 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. Learn more about what civil engineering is.
Explore a career pathway that suits your interests when you choose a path:
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Tomorrow Needs Civil Engineers That Support Infrastructure
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 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. 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. Civil engineers at Michigan Tech are ready for what tomorrow needs. Are you?
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering are prepared to transition directly to entry-level jobs in industry. As a civil engineer, you could serve as a design engineer for a consulting firm; an estimator, planner, or project manager for a construction company; or a municipal engineer. You could also become a high school teacher of science and math; go on to law school; or head to graduate school. Students interested in a career in academia should explore graduate education options.
Career Opportunities for World-Minded Civil Engineers
- Civil engineer
- Transportation engineer
- Geotechnical engineer
- Structural engineer
- Construction inspector
- Design engineer
Engineering Enterprise Concentration
Pursue an Enterprise concentration as part of your degree by taking part in Michigan Tech's award-winning Enterprise Program. It's a great way to enhance your undergraduate degree with client-based teamwork. Enterprise is when students work in teams on real projects, with real clients, in an environment that's more like a business than a classroom. Choose any one of 20-plus Enterprise teams on campus to invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. Apply the skills learned in your major and gain some valuable new skills. Tackle real-world design projects for industry sponsors or take part in a national competition (or both). This concentration adds courses in business and entrepreneurship.