Oregon State University

Civil Engineering

What is Civil Engineering? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU School of Civil and Constructional Engineering

What is Civil Engineering?

According to the School of Civil and Constructional Engineering, "Civil Engineering at Oregon State University is a diverse professional field with areas of concentration in structural engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, surveying, and ocean engineering...

"The curriculum includes basic sciences, social sciences, humanities, communication skills, engineering sciences, and engineering design. All students receive basic instruction in all disciplines. Additional elective courses are also selected from the Areas of Concentration or from outside the school. Communication skills are especially important for Civil Engineers as they deal extensively with the public.

"Design is the essence of civil engineering, and training draws upon the basic and engineering sciences plus non-technical and societal factors to provide an integrated approach to solutions of a practical nature."

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Associate Engineer Manufacturing Technician
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Civil Engineering Analyst Ocean Engineer
Compliance Officer Professor
Construction Inspector Project Engineer
Construction Manager Structural Engineer
Consultant Structural Plan Examiner
Contractor Structural Researcher
Design Engineer Surveyor
Director of Public Works Technical Sales Associate
Disaster Assistance Programs Chief Technical Writer
Engineering Construction Inspector Telecommunications Specialist
Engineering Supervisor Traffic Analyst
Environmental Engineer Traffic Engineer
Field Engineer Transportation Engineer
Geotechnical Engineer Urban Planning Engineer
GIS Data Analyst Utilities Specialist
Highway Design Engineer Water Resources Engineer
Hydrologic Plant Manager Water Waste Engineer
Loss Prevention Consultant Writer/Editor

Related Skills

Able to Work in a Group Setting Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Knowledge of Basic Concepts in Leadership
Analysis Skills Drive to Solve Complex Problems Recognition of Need to Engage in Lifelong Learning
Background in Engineering Principles & Design Ethical Decision Making Skills Understanding of Public Policy and Societal Issues

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Occupations by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Construction.com - Provides resources, news, and links to jobs in construction and architecture.


Engineer Net


Civil Engineering Jobs

Engineering Jobs

Environmental Engineering Jobs

Graduating Engineer & Computer Careers

PhD Jobs

Engineering Jobs & Resources

Public Works Jobs

League of Oregon Cities

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook The following links provide a summary of related careers, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Engineering

Civil Engineering Resources

iCivil Engineer

What do Engineering Majors Study?

Professional Association Links

American Association of Engineering Societies

American Society of Civil Engineers

National Society of Black Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

American Water Resources Association

The Associated General Contractors of America

National Society of Professional Engineers

American Society of Highway Engineers

Miscellaneous Links

Civil Engineering News

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