LMU’s Civil Engineering major helps students understand how to plan, design and oversee construction of a wide variety of public and private engineering projects.
Projects that civil engineers are involved with improve quality of life, protect the environment, and contribute to economic growth. They include roads and highways, mass transit systems, airports, bridges, buildings, harbors, and flood control and drainage works. Civil engineers also work on water supply and water treatment and distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, irrigation systems, solid waste disposal facilities, pipelines, power plants, and disposal and reuse systems.
The Civil Engineering major learns to apply scientific and economic principles to evaluate the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of projects. Students learn to prepare environmental impact reports and conduct topographic and boundary surveys and soil and geotechnical investigations.
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You might be a Civil Engineering major if you:
- Like to build
- Enjoy math and science
- Enjoy systems and infrastructure
- Are both creative and disciplined
- Care about the natural and built environments