A Career in Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering is the fundamental engineering discipline relative to the infrastructure needs of society. Prospects are excellent for those who want to build; the U.S. Department of Labor lists civil engineers among the top 10 degrees in demand by industry while the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median annual salary of $77,560.
In Indiana, civil engineering-related positions currently hold spots 11, 12, and 43 on the statewide Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs report. With high demand for civil engineers and an increasing number of retirees, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for civil engineers through 2020 to increase by 19 percent.
The Purdue University North Central civil engineering program will prepare graduates in technical competence and professional skills with an emphasis on regional needs. Graduates are best suited for technical and managerial positions in engineering and construction companies, municipal utilities, and government entities such as state and federal Departments of Transportation. Typical entry-level position titles include civil engineer, environmental engineer, test engineer, construction engineer, and transportation engineer.
Civil Engineering General Course Requirements
- Engineering Fundamentals
- Structural Analysis & Design
- Mechanics of Materials
- Engineering Surveying
- Fluid Mechanics
- Environmental Engineering
- Transportation Engineering
- Technical Electives in Civil Engineering
For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Brady, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology, Purdue North Central, (219) 785 – 5456, firstname.lastname@example.org.