All courses within the Civil Engineering – Fresh Water degree program use real-world problems and projects for students instead of just book exercises. The fusion of education and application is an essential part of the program.
The construction science group (CSG) programs (CET-Highway, Land Survey, CET-Fresh Water and Architectural-Structural Engineering Tech) share a common first year of coursework. This allows for the basic understanding of all four areas which is a valuable fundamental skill set while giving students an opportunity to explore each program and decide what the best fit is for them. In the second year of the program students will take core courses in Civil Engineering – Fresh Water Resources.
As a capstone project all students in the construction science group (CET-Highway, Land Survey, CET-Fresh Water, Architectural-Structural and Interior Design) are divided into multidisciplinary design groups. The student design teams are given a real world design project that emphasizes each specialty and allows students to apply concepts and training developed in their degree program to a real life project.
Students are encouraged to join the Civil Engineering Technician Associate Club. The club hosts an annual Professional Night where professionals from the industry come giving students a great opportunity to network and obtain job leads. Students can also participate in the Society of Women Engineers student club.