Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is concerned with the planning, designing, and construction of society’s civil infrastructure—including bridges, buildings, dams, tunnels, airports, railroads, roads, water and wastewater systems, and environmental protection systems.

MSU Civil Engineering students may choose a general track of study, or can focus their studies on one of six major tracks—environmental, geotechnical, pavements, structures, transportation, or water resources—with additional work in a combination of the other tracks.



Uncommon Pursuits.

Civil engineers work in planning, design, building construction, research, plant operation, government, law, teaching, and administration. Given the growing dependence of society on engineering technology, the civil engineer will always be in demand.

Alumni work at:

  • Local, state and federal government agencies
  • Construction firms
  • Transportation departments
  • Environmental protection departments and agencies
  • Design corporations
  • Consulting firms

Alumni work as:

  • Construction engineers
  • Geotechnical engineers
  • Pavement engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Researchers
  • Plant operators
  • Water resources engineers

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