Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with environmental and economic issues.
Its graduates are expected to have advanced knowledge of environmental engineering and engineering-related disciplines.
This includes the development of environmental infrastructure such as dams and power plants.
In recent years, many graduates have also become involved in civil engineering programs, such as the Civil Engineering Graduate Program at Texas Tech University.
While some have worked in various positions, others have focused on research, teaching, and research management.
In 2017, civil engineers made up 8 percent of the engineering workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
A 2018 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that only 15 percent of civil engineers were employed full time.
These statistics are not surprising considering the number of graduates who are looking to become engineers.
“The growth of the civil engineering workforce is quite impressive,” said Laura Stolarz, a civil engineering professor at Texas A&M University.
“Many of these graduates are going to be working in the field for years to come.”
While many students may want to study civil engineering in their future, there are some other areas of interest that will also benefit from a civil engineer background.
A major focus of civil engineering is sustainability.
“Civil engineering students can use their knowledge of water, energy, and water resources to address climate change and other sustainability challenges,” Stolarly said.
A wide range of resources is available to assist in achieving this goal, including research, education, and business development.
For example, Stolaris said that students can apply to participate in water and waste management programs, which is important to a clean environment.
Additionally, students can also use their experience to become involved with a local government or government contractor.
These students also can apply for jobs in local businesses.
While many civil engineering students focus on water, others may find a focus on environmental engineering can be more of an asset.
“It’s a good way to learn a new skill, especially for someone coming from an engineering background,” said Stolar.
“You can use the skills you learned in engineering to help in any kind of environment.”
The study of water and the environment is also important to the development and implementation of sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the global community.
“Water is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and as a result of the human impact on the environment, it is critical that water resources be managed with the highest environmental and health standards,” said Heather Rios, a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Baylor University.
Stolar said that the focus on sustainability will be a major part of the curriculum for civil engineering graduates.
While this is not a new topic, the emphasis of civil engineer students on the sustainability of the environment will help in helping them navigate through the application process.
For instance, Stolarsz said that some students are studying the effects of climate change on water resources.
“Students will look at different solutions, such in the case of developing water-efficient appliances and recycling,” Stolarss said.
“These can be very significant solutions to a wide range the problems of the water resource.
We want our students to have the understanding of what a major impact climate change will have on the water supply and the future of the nation’s water supply.”
Stolar stressed that there is a lot more to civil engineering than just the study of engineering.
“There is so much to civil engineer education,” she said.