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Civil Engineering

Current Students: Student Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • An ability to communicate effectively through writing, oral presentations, and other communication methods
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Explain basic concepts in management
  • Explain basic concepts in business
  • Explain basic concepts in public policy
  • Explain basic concepts in leadership and
  • Explain the importance of professional licensure

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities in civil engineering include positions with consulting design firms (environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources engineering), general and specialty construction companies, industries that explore for natural resources that produce energy, municipal, county, state and federal government agencies, and many more.

Recent employers for our graduates include Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Federal Highway Administration, HDR Engineering, Nebraska Department of Roads, Olsson Associates, Peter Kiewit & Sons, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and Union Pacific Railroad.