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Fairfax, VA 22030
The future of civilization and industry rely on the products of this field of expertise. Implement a drinking water system for a remote village. Help communities adjust their systems to rising sea levels. Design a smart highway that's prepared for the next generation of self-driving vehicles. Become a visionary steward of society with training from the internationally recognized Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering.
The BS in Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering combines challenging coursework in physics and mathematics with hands-on practical work in construction, building, and project management. Students often collaborate and work in teams, as they recognize the need to learn from each other as well as instructors and professional engineers.
Total credits: 120
Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, BS
Certain courses may fulfill multiple requirements across the Mason Core general education program, the college or school, and/or the specific program.
The Sid & Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) signature education experience leverages our special relationship with the civil, environmental and construction engineering industry in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. This partnership creates a synergistic relationship for our students who benefit both in the classroom and through internships, from exposure to engineering practice. This formidable exposure positions our graduates for stable, well-paid careers in a fast-growing profession.
As numerous as are the internship and co-op opportunities with local industry, so are research opportunities mentored by faculty. Research opportunities are available in all areas of civil engineering ranging from the use of unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) for bridge inspection, to the use of recycled asphalt in roadbeds, and the impact of storm surge on infrastructure.
Well known for its extra-curricular activities, CEIE students and their faculty advisors participate in numerous professional society organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Design Build Institute of America, the Society of American Military Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and Engineers for International Development. These organizations offer students the opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts they have learned in the classroom to real-world engineering design challenges. Our students annually participate in the ASCE Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe challenges and have received awards in regional competition. CEIE’s Engineers for International Development group has completed numerous water infrastructure projects in remote communities in Peru and Nicaragua, using their engineering skills to make a significant impact on the quality of life in these communities. Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom with field trips to stone quarries, water treatment facilities, dams, bridges, constructions sites, and opportunities to bring the knowledge gathered in the classroom, to application in the field.
Before graduating students gain additional technical experience with a capstone senior design project, mentored by practicing professional engineers who deliver real world projects to the classroom. After graduation students may work for consulting engineering firms; construction firms; federal, state, county, and city governments in the United States and overseas; land development firms; public utilities; international nongovernmental organizations and other engineering disciplines in energy; information technology, bioengineering; and manufacturing. CEIE offers great opportunities to students with high ambitions. Join us!