Civil Engineering is one of the oldest and most widely recognized engineering disciplines. Civil engineers plan, construct, and maintain infrastructures. Some of these structures include roads, tunnels, airports, railroads, buildings, bridges, and dams. Civil engineers are team players that work with many other professionals such as other engineers, technicians, public officials, social scientists, geologists, biologists, and chemists.

 

Academic Program Description

Major Course Descriptions

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Summarize research findings Define problems Report results - written/verbal
Assess risks Analyze data Use laboratory equipment
Perceiving patterns/structures Precision and accuracy Applying logic to problems
Computer literacy Attention to details Evaluate data and results
Apply concepts Organize and report data Utilizing formulas
Inform and explain Gather information Technical writing
Apply knowledge creatively

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Construction Manager* Structural Engineer* Civil Engineer
Transportation Engineer* Geotechnical Engineer* Hydrological Engineer*
Environmental Engineer*

 *Need Master of Science in Civil Engineering with specialization in area.

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Sample Work Settings

 

Engineering Consulting Firms Architectural Firms Marine Industry
Department of Energy NASA Petroleum & Gas Companies
Department of Transportation Energy & Fuels Town, City, County, State & Federal Government Engineering Department
Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Navy Civil Engineering Corps

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Engineering Student Council
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Institute for Transportation Engineers
  • Florida Waster Environmental Association

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Professional Associations

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

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Career Planning Websites

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • A/E/C Employers
  • Careers in Engineering
  • Careers in High Tech
  • Careers in Science
  • Career Opportunities in Science
  • Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry
  • Engineers Occupational File
  • Federal Career Opportunities
  • Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
  • Great Jobs for Engineering Majors
  • Opportunities in Building Construction Trades
  • Opportunities in Electronics Careers
  • Opportunities in Engineering Careers
  • Opportunities in High Tech Careers
  • Physical Sciences Career Directory

 

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