What is civil engineering?

Civil engineering is all around you! Civil engineers make the world a better place. Imagine building the tallest building in the world, a bridge across a raging river, or bringing clean water into an entire town.

Civil engineering is not just a great engineering or STEM career. It's consistently ranked as one of the best jobs in all categories.

Civil engineers are essential to our health, happiness, and safety. They help people in real ways from building bridges so they can get to school, to protecting wetlands, bringing clean water to towns, and even building retractable roofs on sports stadiums.

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