Civil Engineering Courses

Learn more about Civil Engineering

Civil engineers handle, plan, and construct roads, bridges, canals, dams, and many more essential public environments. A career in civil engineering allows you to apply an aptitude for math and science to large scale, consequential public works problems.

Frequently asked questions
Civil engineering specializes in the design, construction, and maintenance of what’s known as the built environment. Elements of the built environment include roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, dams, canals, pipelines and sewage systems, ports, and railways. Civil engineering itself is divided into several sub-disciplines that specialize in particular types of environments and natural hazards, including coastal engineering, earthquake engineering, environmental engineering, structural engineering, and construction engineering. The history of civil engineering goes back thousands of years to the oldest accomplishments of civilization, such as the Egyptian Pyramids, Roman roads and aqueducts, and the Great Wall of China.