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Civil Engineering Overview

What is a Civil Engineer?

While civil engineering is an ancient concept (think Roman aqueducts and Egyptian pyramids), it couldn't be more relevant today, with an aging U.S. infrastructure and countries across the globe in need of basic structures and pure water. It's a bridge to a solid future, for you and the world.

Civil Engineers are: Analytical thinkers who figure out how things work. Innovative problem-solvers who make them work better and faster. Proactive achievers who transform ideas into actions and solve real-life issues. Preservers of the environment and promoters of safety. Advancers of civilization.

Civil engineers take on the challenge of creating and maintaining our infrastructure, and thanks to that, our world can have cleaner air, purer water, stronger buildings, safer bridges and more efficient transportation systems. Use your analytical smarts and sound decision-making to make the world stronger.


Degree & Concentration Information

The concentration in Civil Engineering at LeTourneau University involves a curriculum of 130 semester hours and is one of six concentrations within our Bachelor of Science in engineering degree.

Our concentration emphasizes structural engineering and water resources engineering. However, our grads gain enough education to allow them to branch out and pursue other areas of civil engineering as well.

  • Structural Engineering
    Structural engineers are all about design & safety. Analyze and design sound structures (from homes, skyscrapers and bridges to stadiums, roller coasters and even space platforms).  Learn about building codes and components including steel, concrete and wood, as well as construction techniques and management. Basically, you'll discover everything you need to know to go with the hardhat and blueprints.
  • Water Resources Engineering
    There's nothing unnecessary about H2O. Water resource engineers focus on vital issues such as water supply and purification systems, flood prevention, wastewater treatment and irrigation. Learn to design, build and manage systems such as hydroelectric power facilities, pipelines, canals and dams. Water resources lies at the crossroads of the environmental and the humanitarian: discover how to help hydrate the world with pure water.

Interesting Classes You'll Take

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Construction Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Project Management, Design and Entrepreneurship

To learn more about course requirements, view the course sequence.


What can you do with this Concentration?

With a degree in engineering, civil concentration, graduates may choose from a number of industry career options.

A few possible career choices include:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Structural Engineer

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