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- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Overview: The civil engineering program is offered by the department of aerospace and mechanical engineering at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. The program provides a solid foundation in the engineering sciences, including graphics, mechanics of solids, fluid sciences, vibrations and electronics.
Faculty: Consistent with the missions of Saint Louis University and Parks College, the mission of the department of aerospace and mechanical engineering is to prepare students for careers in the industry and/or higher studies. To support this mission, department faculty engage in scholarly activities, including research, teaching and service to the community, while maintaining a collegial and challenging learning environment for you.
Curriculum: As civil engineers are problem-solvers, you will experience design problem-solving throughout the curriculum, which ends in a two-semester capstone design sequence. For this, you will become aware of the impact of design decisions, not only on the technical aspects of your design but on society as a whole. In addition, senior year prepares you to take the Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) exam administered by the National Society of Professional Engineers.
The civil engineering program includes the core curriculum of Parks College, which provides a broad foundation of knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
Careers: A graduate with a B.S. in civil engineering can pursue graduate study or enter one of the most dynamic industries in the United States.
Industry and government agencies have long recognized the quality of engineering graduates from Parks College. The Army Corps of Engineers, Black and Veatch, BSI Constructors, Burns and McDonnell, EXXON, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy are just a few of the places where civil engineering graduates can find opportunities.
Internships: Competitive summer internships and cooperative education programs are available within the industry and with government agencies. Independent study on a civil engineering topic can be arranged under the direction of a faculty member.
Research Opportunities: Research and teaching assistantships are available for the advanced undergraduate. These may involve assisting a faculty member with their research work or an engineering course or laboratory. In addition to a stipend, assistants gain valuable experience and the opportunity to interact with others in their civil engineering course work.