Civil engineering covers a broad field. Because of this, most civil engineers focus on specialties. While all civil engineers must take common classes, the field covers so many things that it would be almost impossible to thoroughly study all of it. Structural engineers design buildings, bridges and other structures. Transportation engineers design roads and transportation systems. They have an in-depth knowledge of asphalt, concrete and are able to understand traffic and growth patterns in a city. Water and waste-water engineers have a thorough understanding of how water works. They study pumps, waste-water treatment processes, drainage, erosion and laws regarding pollution and hazardous materials spills. Environmental engineers learn how to minimize the impact of mankind on the earth. While there is much overlap in many of these engineering specialties, college students often decide which specialty is most appealing and take civil engineering courses that help them learn about the concentration that they enjoy most.



CTDesigning, Specifying and Constructing with Modern Concrete
HWHazardous Waste Management and Pollution Prevention
SDStructural Design for non-structural Engineers
SEBest Practice in Sewage and Effluent Treatment Technologies
TNTransportation Planning and Management