Areas of Concentration

To develop the required knowledge and skills, CEE students take courses on analysis and design of concrete and steel structures, planning of water supply and waste-water treatment facilities, planning of all modes of transportation systems, analysis and design of foundation systems that support all civil structures, planning and execution of construction projects, and more.  Students are then required to demonstrate their gained knowledge in senior design projects, where they develop designs and plans for real world structures, facilities, and systems.

Students in their senior year have the opportunity to concentrate on a specific interest area:

Structural Engineering

Structural engineers analyze, design, and plan structural infrastructure and building components to be safe and functional.  This course of study teaches the fundamentals of steel structure design by introducing students to real life design problems and addressing industry standards in approaching the design process.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineers study the behavior of earth materials such as soil composition in engineering.  This course includes a major geotechnical and foundation project involving team work, alternate solutions, and decision making, while incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints that include economic, environmental, ethical, safety, and social considerations.

Transportation Engineering

This course provides students with the tools and methods to understand, analyze, plan, operate, and control complex transportation systems. Different transportation systems or components of these systems are studied using available transportation modeling techniques.

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Water resources engineering work to ensure water safety as it relates to drinking water, flood prevention, irrigation, and wastewater systems.  Design principles are studied for various water and wastewater engineering systems including water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and disposal, water treatment, and wastewater treatment.

Construction Management

Student learning includes quantitative management techniques in overseeing construction projects as they relate to planning, scheduling, and estimating.  Construction managers use technical and managerial skills to see a building project to completion—on time, on budget, and safely built.