What is Civil and Environmental Engineering?
Civil and Environmental Engineering is concerned with planning, designing, constructing, and operating various physical works; developing and utilizing natural resources in an environmentally sound manner; providing the infrastructure which supports the highest quality of life in the history of the world; and protecting public health and renovating impacted terrestrial and aquatic systems from the mismanagement of toxic and hazardous waste.
The undergraduate Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Environmental engineers use principles of engineering, chemistry, and biology to develop technical solutions to provide safe water, sanitation, and clean air.
Areas of Environmental Engineering
- Drinking water treatment and reuse
- Water quality and control of emerging contaminants
- Wastewater treatment design
- Waste to energy and to biofuel production
- Regulatory affairs
- Air quality and pollution control
Civil engineers build the infrastructure of America, developing innovative and sustainable solutions on projects large and small.
Areas of Civil Engineering
Why Civil or Environmental Engineering?
- Interesting and exciting projects.
- Solve problems for society.
- Work inside or outside.
- Good pay.
- Live almost anywhere.
Can work for:
- Large and small consulting firms
- Local, state & federal government
- Large and small companies
- NGOs (what are those?)
- Research firms
Great basis for many careers
- Business (More CEOs have engineering degrees than any other major) http://bus.wisc.edu; 2004)
ABET Accredited B.S. Degrees
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering