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Civil Engineering and Related Studies is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Civil Engineering



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    Civil Engineering

    Degree programs in civil engineering focus on the design, construction, and maintenance of structures and infrastructure, from skyscrapers to tunnels, bridges, and airports. The typical curriculum teaches students about:

    • rebuilding and upgrading deteriorating city infrastructure
    • building new structures that can withstand natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes
    • developing technologies for transportation networks like railways and subway systems
    • improving and developing clean water and sewage systems
    • building alternative energy systems

    This subject matter involves coursework in math, computing and computer graphics, chemistry, physics, structural mechanics, hydraulics, materials, surveying, geology, and ecology.

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  • Structural Engineering



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    Structural Engineering