What Can I Do With A Major In Civil Engineering?
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design and construction of facilities and systems: buildings, bridges, tunnels, dams, harbors, airports, waterways, highways, drainage, sewage, waste disposal, and environmental health systems. Civil engineers are often employed by the local, state, or federal government, but they can also work in private firms or businesses.
The civil engineering program at CCSU provides students with a broad and thorough education in civil engineering fundamentals, applications, and design that prepares them for the practice of civil engineering at the professional level with the skills necessary to meet the technical and social challenges of the future. The program provides a broad and thorough education in advanced mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering mechanics, and civil engineering, coupled with application of modern engineering tools. The program includes engineering education in structural design, geotechnical design, surveying, highway and transportation engineering, storm water protection analysis, water system design, and environmental engineering.
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Sample of Related Occupations
Building Construction Inspector
Industrial Traffic Manager
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Academy of Environmental Engineers
American Concrete Institute
American Congress on Surveying & Mapping
American Society for Testing & Materials
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Works Association
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Institution of Civil Engineers
International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering
National Groundwater Association
National Society of Professional Engineers
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Society of Women Engineers
Structural Engineers Association
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Civil engineering majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for civil engineering majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Boston Red Sox - Television and Video Production Internship
Central Area Health Education Center - Youth Health Service Corps and Health Careers Coordinator
Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship
Newfield Construction, Inc. - Project Engineer
Northeast Utilities - Summer Engineering Internship
Permasteelisa - Structural Engineer, Draftsperson, Assistant Project Manager
Pratt & Whitney - Manufacturing Engineer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Research Assistant, Data Management/Analyst
United Concrete Products, Inc. - Entry Level Engineering Department Assistant/Project Manager, Sales Engineer
Urban Engineers, Inc. - Civil/Structural Inspector, Resident Engineer, Construction Manager, Senior Inspector
Valley Water Systems, Inc. - Civil Engineer