Prospective Students

Prospective Graduate Students

Many things in our surroundings have been planned and designed by civil engineers. As a civil engineer, you may be involved in the planning of such diverse projects as residential and commercial buildings, urban renewal and development projects, transportation systems, water and waste-disposal systems, dams, power plants, harbors, offshore facilities, coastal protection structures, flood, and pollution-control systems, and even the design of space vehicles. As you work to control and improve our environment, you may often find yourself teamed with scientists and engineers from other disciplines.

Civil engineering has been offered at GW for more than 100 years. We update courses frequently so you can immerse yourself in the latest knowledge and advances in the field, developing a strong analytical background and a foundation in the design of systems.

Implementing numerical techniques coupled with the use of personal computers, computer workstations, and mainframe computers, you analyze large and complex civil engineering systems. Beginning with a strong foundation in fundamentals, you select courses of study that enable you to specialize in a selected area.

Environmental engineers must combine knowledge and techniques from many different disciplines with the civil engineer's purview over water, soil, and public works facilities to achieve environmentally compatible design and construction.

GW's environmental engineering programs explore solutions to problems in the protection and control of the environment. In these programs, you develop an understanding of numerical techniques, a strong analytical background, and an awareness of the many considerations and potential problems in design. In consultation with your advisor, you develop an individual program of study, which may include multidisciplinary study in other departments in the University.