Civil Engineering

Western Michigan University prepares its civil engineering students to help plan, design and oversee construction and maintenance of everything from roads and bridges to airports and power plants. As a students in this program, you will be able to apply knowledge of traditional mathematics, science and engineering skills to identify and solve engineering problems. Technology is continuously changing this profession, so you will need to commit to lifelong learning to have knowledge of contemporary issues.

Beyond the classroom

As a civil engineering student at WMU, you will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects with local industry, qualify for our departmental scholarships, and become a member of the Sunseeker solar racing team. WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences also has more than 25 student organizations open to you, including the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Association of General Contractors.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in civil engineering are working as:

  • Engineers
  • Project mangers
  • Consultants

Among the companies and organizations they work for are:

  • Kiewit
  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Delaware Department of Transportation
  • Kimley-Horn & Associates
  • Weaver Boos Consultants
  • HBE Corporation
  • DTE Energy
  • Kalamazoo County Road Commission

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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