Civil Engineering

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WHAT
DOES A CE DEGREE HELP
ME DO?
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications.
  • Provide technical advice to industrial or managerial personnel regarding design, construction, or program modifications or structural repairs.
  • Test soils or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
  • Manage and direct the construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site.

*information pulled from ONET

WHAT ARE THE SKILLS I NEED TO LEARN?

Minitab, The MathWorks MATLAB, CAD Software, Map creation software, project management software, development environment software (for a more complete list visit onet.com)

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Check out this document for a quick overview of possible career paths. 
WHAT'S THE CURRICULUM LIKE?

Click here to learn more about MSU's Civil Engineering curriculum. 

OCCUPATION & PROFILE DESCRIPTIONS

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KEY MSU OUTCOMES

100% Placed

89.74% Employed

10.26% Grad School

40 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

97.5% Knowledge Rate
(The percentage of grads for whom MSU has verifiable information)

 

JOB OUTLOOK

For more detailed statistics on this career check out the Bureau of Labor

2015 Median Pay - $82,220 per year ($39.53 per hour)
Typical Entry Level Education - Bachelor's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation - None
On-the-Job Training - None
Number of Jobs (2014) - 281,400
Job Outlook (2014-24) - 8% (As fast as average)
Employment Change (2014-24) - 23,600


*stats from the Bureau of Labor