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 help people in real ways from deep tunnels to protect wetlands to building retractable roofs on sports stadiums.
"The project was a success. We, the community and I, provided a clean source of water for 100 people."
— Madeley Arriolo Guerrero
"I'm combating climate change and creating a better city to live in."
— Paul Lee
"My job is to make sure structures stand firmly on the ground during and after an earthquake. If the building remains standing, you can save hundreds of lives."
— Menzer Pehlivan
Civil engineers will
plan the cities of the future. Floating cities. Off world cities. How will cities change in the future?
Play games online to design solutions to fun engineering challenges:
Wonder what college civil engineering students do? Check out the
New Faces of Civil Engineering Collegiate Edition.
Engineers dream big, changing our world in imaginative, creative ways.
Want to know more? Check out Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a film about engineering that takes viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Along the way, the audiences witness how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.
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