Engineering: Civil

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.

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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.


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.
  • 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.


Many bridges in the US built with the commonly used slab-on-stringer design have historically struggled to perform well in cold and corrosive climates.

The aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of using fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) as reinforcement in polymer concrete (PC), thereby creating a replacement system for current bridge deck systems in areas where climates limit their lifespan.

The LETU Canary Water Recovery Solutions Senior Design team seeks to remove dissolved sulfides inherent in water produced by the oil and gas industry. These sulfides can produce a lethal gas which can corrode equipment by forming sulfuric acid if not adequately addressed.

The aim of the project is to design and field-test an onsite, continuous-flow treatment system.

Learn more about LETU's Senior Design Projects...


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

To learn more about course requirements


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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