Civil Engineering is the fusion of engineering, design, and art. The main fields of study include Foundation, Structural, Transportation, Environmental, and Water Resources.
Civil engineers call upon science and engineering principles to plan, design, build and maintain infrastructure, including buildings, roads, highways, tunnels, bridges, rail systems, airports, sea ports, water reservoirs, storm water drainage, and control plants.
Think of a civil engineer when you:
turn on your tap to take a shower or drink clean water
flick on your lights and open your refrigerator
drive to work on roads and bridges through synchronized traffic lights
take mass transit or take a flight for a vacation
toss your empty coffee cup in the recycling bin
Why study Civil Engineering at NJIT?
Civil Engineers are the leading users of sophisticated high-tech products who apply the very latest concepts in computer-aided design (CAD) to support design, construction, project scheduling, and cost control. Civil engineering encompasses the planning, design, construction, and operation of facilities essential to modern life, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites. Civil engineers are problem solvers, meeting the challenges of pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning. As technology progresses, the world's population increases, and environmental concerns mount, the civil engineer has a vital role to play in improving the quality of life.
"The work that civil engineers do is not only essential, but also interesting, various, and fun. Civil engineers use math and science for their calculations, but also use design and artistic principles to build their structures. And perhaps that’s why civil engineering is such a popular major at NJIT. It’s a hands-on major in which students work on a variety of design and building projects. Civil engineering majors at NJIT learn to design and build the structures and infrastructures that allow an advanced society to function smoothly. Because of the important work they do, civil engineering graduates are always in great demand and are well paid for their work."
- Taha Marhaba, Chair, John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NJIT
NJIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been providing quality education for nearly 90 years. Its graduates are leaders in industry, government and military enterprises throughout New Jersey and across the nation. The teaching program is enriched by advanced research programs in environmental engineering and science, building sciences and materials, and transportation.