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Civil & Environmental Engineering

As your career evolves, take the next step by further developing the technical and management skills needed to advance in various roles within the industry. Complete a master's degree from Norwich while working with the flexible online Master of Civil Engineering program. There are four areas of specialization; structural engineering, environmental/water resources engineering, construction management and geotechnical engineering.

Pursue your Masters in Civil Engineering

During their first two years, majors learn the fundamental mathematical and scientific principles essential for engineering analysis and design. Principles of the design process are introduced in the first engineering courses and continually emphasized and practiced in the subsequent engineering courses. The last two years of the curriculum are devoted to providing a sound grounding in five major civil engineering sub-disciplines: water resources, structural, environmental, geotechnical, and construction. The design experience is culminated in the senior year with a major design project. Because laboratory experience is deemed essential to learning, participatory laboratories reinforce principles learned in lectures and permit students to learn through inquiry. To this end, laboratory sections are kept small and require student participation. Use of the computer for both analysis and design is an integral part of the curriculum and the department maintains a computer laboratory for the exclusive use of civil engineering students. Software required for all courses and additional software for student inquiry is available. The curriculum is also strengthened by activities of the Norwich student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Whether you work for a private engineering firm, construction firm, government agency or industry, there are many areas in which civil engineers can focus. A few of the major specialties include:

  • Structural (buildings, bridges, tunnels)
  • Geotechnical (retaining structures, foundations)
  • Water and wastewater (water supply, sewage disposal)
  • Hydrology (river control, drainage)
  • Transportation (highways, airports, railroads)
  • Environmental (hazardous waste, air pollution, water quality)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

To view civil and environmental engineering course offerings and a curriculum map for majors, see the Norwich University academic course catalog:

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