Water Resources Engineering
The civil engineer may focus in environmental control and in the development or redevelopment of a geographic area through overall planning, as well as in the design, construction, and operation of structures and facilities for public and private use.
Included in the broad field of civil engineering are the following: buildings, bridges, and industrial installations; soil mechanics and foundations; transportation, including highways, traffic, airports, and harbors; hydraulic engineering, including
irrigation; water resources, including power plants and dams; water supply; waste disposal; air pollution; hazardous and solid wastes; and environmental sanitation. Modern-day requirements have necessitated involvement in the medical and dental fields,
oceanography, polar exploration, energy resources, and the space effort.
The curriculum focuses on the electives available for designing individualized programs suited to the student’s career goals. Emphasis is placed on societal needs and ways of meeting those needs. Thus, graduates are prepared to begin work in any of the
several branches of civil engineering or to continue their education at the graduate level.
All engineering students complete the same requirements during the first year (semesters one and two) regardless of major or department.