The civil and environmental engineering department is a hidden gem that delivers a comprehensive civil and environmental engineering education focused on the undergraduate student. Faculty expertise in structures, transportation, water resources, geotechnical engineering, and environmental engineering provides students with a variety of learning opportunities that are often available only at large institutions. Hands-on learning opportunities (course laboratories, design projects, and/or faculty research) and senior level design courses are available within each civil engineering specialty.
Each civil engineering course is led by a faculty member dedicated to the undergraduate engineering student, where open office doors and pleasant smiles greet each student. The curriculum has been designed so that you have at least one civil engineering faculty member as an instructor each semester. This provides students with a connection to civil engineering when pushing through core classes, such as calculus, chemistry, and physics during their freshman and sophomore years.
Trine civil engineering graduates are highly sought after regionally, and nationally, with a solid, and growing, reputation. Employment rates were 95% for 2012 graduates and 92% for 2011 graduates, continuing a trend of high placement even during challenging economic times. By the year 2020, significant job growth is also expected in the field adding 19% more civil engineers and 22% more environmental engineers (The Bureau of Labor Statistics).
William Barry, Ph.D., P.E.
Chair - Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering