Types of Civil Engineering and Related Occupations

Multiple disciplines exist within civil engineering. Civil engineering students often take the same courses the first three years of college and spend their final year taking classes that specialize in one of the first eight disciplines listed below. Civil Engineering Technicians usually take just two years of courses (see Q&A below for further information). Urban planning, the last discipline listed, is a field related to civil engineering; urban planners work hand-in-hand with civil engineers, and civil engineers often play a role in urban planning or may even specialize in both fields.

Questions & Answers

Learn more about a career as a Civil Engineer.

Why a Career as a Civil Engineer or Technician?

Why a Career as a Civil Engineer or Technician?

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Why a career as a Civil Engineer or Technician?

How to Become a Civil Engineer

How to Become a Civil Engineer

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Learn more about a career in Civil Engineering.

How to Become a Civil Engineer Technician

How to Become a Civil Engineer Technician

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Learn more about becoming a Civil Engineering Technician.

Student Engineering Activities

Student Engineering Activities

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Explore engineering videos and activities.

Student Engineering Competitions

Student Engineering Competitions

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Compete and get involved with engineering.

Student Video Games

Student Video Games

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Engineering inspired video games.

Careers in Civil Engineering Educational Video

Explore the world of a civil engineer in this animated video for kids produced by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board.