The School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science offers many exciting degree options.
Architectural engineers design buildings and other structures, but the design of a building involves far more than just its external appearance. Buildings must be structurally sound, have adequate mechanical, plumbing and lighting systems, and must be economical to construct. Architectural engineers consider all these factors when they design buildings and other structures.
Civil engineering is the oldest of the modern engineering disciplines, with historical roots dating back to the 1700s. Civil engineers are responsible for the design and construction of society’s infrastructure, such as buildings, highways, bridges, mass transit systems, dams and locks, and municipal water and sewage treatment systems. They often are responsible for planning, managing, operating and maintaining these facilities.
Using the principles of physics, biology and chemistry, environmental engineers develop methods to meet such environmental challenges as water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, waste recycling, and water resources management.
Environmental scientists have a variety of job responsibilities, including collecting and analyzing air, water and soil samples; monitoring compliance with environmental laws and regulation; and addressing public meetings on local environmental challenges.