Presentation on theme: "Engineering involves What’s unique to Civil Engineering? Designing structures that help people, such as – Roads – Buildings – Bridges – Tunnels – Water."— Presentation transcript:
What’s unique to Civil Engineering? Designing structures that help people, such as – Roads – Buildings – Bridges – Tunnels – Water Treatment Plants – Dams
Do all Civil Engineers do the same thing? No, there are many different branches of Civil Engineering, which include: – Structural Engineering – Geotechnical Engineering – Transportation Engineering – Environmental Engineering – Water Resources Engineering
Walls Museums Churches Structural Engineers Also Design Libraries Photo courtesy of EarthTech
Geotechnical Engineers Design Foundations Landfills Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch Tunnels Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch Photo courtesy of MWRA
Transportation Engineers Design Highways Runways Traffic Signals and Signs Train and Subway Lines
Environmental Engineers Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
Environmental Engineers Design Water Treatment Plant Processes Underground Storage Tank Excavations Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
Environmental Engineers Also Design Hazardous Waste Remediation Wastewater Treatment Plant Processes Pipelines Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
Water Resources Engineers Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
Water Resources Engineers Design Reservoirs Dams Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
How do Civil Engineers design these structures?
First they have an idea...
Then they use computer programs to illustrate their idea...
And finally the idea turns into a reality!
A Computer Design of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Courtesy of Black & Veatch
An Actual Wastewater Treatment Plant Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
What kind of education do I need to become a Civil Engineer? Degree from a 4-year accredited university Typical Civil Engineering classes – Calculus – Physics – Chemistry – English/Communications – Electives (i.e. History, French, Theatre, fun classes!) Start taking classes in high school if possible
What kind of people can become Civil Engineers? All kinds! Civil Engineering is a fun and rewarding career. You too can become a Civil Engineer!
For information online, check out the following Web sites! Discover Engineering Online: For Students: The Engineering Center’s Scholarship Clearinghouse: About National Engineers Week: