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Civil Concentration

  • Available as an accredited bachelor of science in engineering (B.S.E) degree with a concentration in civil engineering

    You benefit from a civil engineer's work whenever you drive through a tunnel, visit a public building or drink from a water fountain.

  • Civil engineers enhance travel and commerce, ensure safe drinking water and sanitation, and protect communities from earthquakes and floods. These engineers strive to create structures that are as beautiful and environmentally sound as they are functional and cost-effective.

    At Olivet, your course work, projects and professional development opportunities prepare you for a career in engineering the design, construction and operation of large-scale structures and projects like roads, buildings, bridges, water supply systems and sewage systems. The program includes geotechnical education to ensure an understanding of soil and rock mechanics and their crucial importance to engineering in construction, transportation and related industries.

    Visit the Olivet campus to hear and see how an Olivet engineering degree will shape your future.

    Consider a career as a civil engineer if you:

    • want to literally shape the world we live in
    • enjoy solving practical problems
    • welcome the challenges of designing and constructing
    • are a diligent worker who stays with a job until it’s done
    • are drawn to applied mathematics and sciences
    • appreciate teamwork

    Careers/career fields: Construction, consulting, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials, military engineering, structures (buildings, stadiums), transportation (bridges, roads, railways), urban planning, water resources and treatment (canals, dams, sewage, pipelines).