|Our department offers accredited degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Civil Engineers (CEs) design and construct the infrastructure needed by our society to insure a high quality of life. This includes:
According to www.sciencedaily.com “In essence, civil engineering may be regarded as the profession that makes the world a more agreeable place in which to live”.
|Civil Engineering at UConn provides a broad based education covering all areas of Civil Engineering:
Our students work in large engineering firms, government agencies, small and mid-size firms nationwide. Our work cannot be “farmed out” abroad as the infrastructure problems must be solved where they exist. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics CEs will see the largest job increase among all engineers in the coming years. An 18% employment growth is expected with 46,000 jobs across the civil engineering industry (www.collegegrad.com/careers/). This increase is due in part to a general population growth and the related need to improve civil infrastructure nationwide. CEs are needed to repair existing roads and other public structures, as well as design and create new structures. An increasing emphasis on “green” building is expected to increase the need for CEs with experience in pollution control systems.
Civil Engineering salaries are very competitive. The mid-50% of our engineers makes between $65K-85K. The average starting BS salary in 2009 was $54K (Level I) and with 2-4 years of experience 65K (II) (salary.com). According to ASCE the profession has job security for the next 20-30 years (asce.org/reportcard/2005/).
|Environmental Engineers (ENVEs) solve problems created by past generations, and prevent future problems through the application of science and technology. Specifically, ENVEs aspire to:
|ENVEs employ interdisciplinary approaches capable of addressing design and remediation activities in natural systems spanning many spatial and temporal scales. Examples of ongoing activities are:
Environmental Engineers have rewarding careers in industry, government, and academia. Our graduates work at large engineering firms, such as Bechtel, Dames & Moore, URS Greiner, Parsons-Brinkerhoff, CDM, Metcalf & Eddy; Government Agencies, such as US Dept. of Defense, US Environmental Protection Agency, State Departments of Environmental Protection, US Geological Survey; Non-Governmental Organizations, such as Nature Conservancy, Worldwatch ; and small and mid-size Civil & Environmental Engineering Firms nationwide. Quite often ENVEs work outdoors! ENVE work cannot be “farmed out” abroad as the problems MUST be solved where they exist.
Environmental Engineering salaries are very competitive. The 2008 median salary for Environmental Engineers was $76,000. The mid-50% of our engineers makes between $65K-85K. The average starting BS salary in 2009 was $52K (Level I) and with 2-4 years of experience 62K (II) (salary.com). The outlook for employment is great as it is expected to grow much faster than the average of all other occupations through 2012 (www.collegegrad.com/careers/). According to ASCE the profession has job security for the next 20-30 years since EPA has identified 350,000 contaminated sites needing clean-up and federal funding for clear drinking water is only 10% of the national needs (asce.org/reportcard/2005/).
The Metropolitan District
CME Associates, Inc.
Milone & MacBroom, Inc.
GM2 Associates, Inc.
Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
CT Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)
CT Department of Transportation
CT Department of Public Health
LANGAN Engineering & Environmental Services
Environmental Compliant Services
The School of Engineering hosts an annual career fair.
Participating companies for CE and ENVE majors are, indicatively