Civil Engineering, General
Civil engineers apply mathematical and scientific principles to design,
construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and
systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and
systems for water supply and sewage treatment.
Studies include a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in a laboratory,
and fieldwork. This program generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical
and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation
of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource,
and material control systems; and environmental safety measures.
Civil engineers who sell their own services publicly must be
licensed in all states and the District of Columbia. A license is required to
exercise direct control of a project and to supervise other civil engineers and
civil engineering technicians. A degree from an ABET-accredited program in civil
engineering or civil engineering technology is generally required to obtain a