Civil Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree

Civil Engineering

Bachelor’s Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program prepares students to design, construct and maintain the built environment: buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, reservoirs and water treatment facilities, to name a few. After completing core courses in math, basic sciences, engineering sciences and engineering design principles and practices, students are exposed to the full breadth of civil engineering subfields and pursue specialization via electives in construction engineering, water resources and hydrologic engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, structural engineering and other disciplines. Students are encouraged to incorporate an area of special interest or a minor into their program to qualify for an even wider variety of careers.

Civil and Environmental Engineering website

 

Desired Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively; (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


Civil and Environmental Engineering Curriculum

 

Area of Special Interest

  • Civil Engineering

Minor Available

  • Structural Engineering

Possible career areas

  • Environmental remediation
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Pollution control
  • Soil engineer
  • Wastewater treatment

Typical work for environmental engineers

  • Prepare, review, and update environmental investigation reports
  • Design projects that lead to environmental protection, such as water reclamation facilities or air pollution control systems
  • Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures
  • Provide technical support for environmental remediation projects and for legal actions
  • Analyze scientific data and do quality-control checks
  • Monitor the progress of environmental improvement programs
  • Inspect industrial and municipal facilities and programs in order to ensure compliance with environmental regulations
  • Advise corporations and government agencies about procedures for cleaning up contaminated sites

 

Aidan Lewis

Aidan Lewis

I have found that Mines lives up to my expectations and there are many things I love about the school I never expected. I greatly appreciate the collaborative nature of the coursework, the positivity of being surrounded by people who are serious about learning and the relatively relaxed and outdoorsy Colorado attitude. Of course, what you care most about from your college experience may be different from what I cared about. Still, I think so long as you have an interest in engineering or a related STEM field of study, there is a good chance Mines is a good choice for you.

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