2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, Sustainable Civil Engineering Concentration, Major

The Engineering major provides graduates with a uniquely well-rounded education, designed to expose students to the complex socio-cultural and economic reasons for engineering problems and the effects of engineering solutions, so that they become professionals who value diverse perspectives and respect the full trajectory of an engineering issue from its origins to the teamwork necessary to produce solutions, to the communications and dissemination of information. Our students come from highly diverse backgrounds, and the program is designed to help them to realize the assets they come with, and use them to propose solutions which they could only arrive at by valuing their assets and those of others.

In the Sustainable Civil Engineering concentration of the major, students learn to design techniques and solutions that improve the built environment, as measured by a range of metrics, including social justice as a measure of effective design. This concentration encompasses a range of civil engineering elements, from individual building materials to the components of urban infrastructural systems - all of which can be designed to contribute to a sustainable built environment.