Choosing to be a Civil engineering major is for students who want a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, Civil and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering. Civil Engineering majors compete in many college level competitions, the well know is “Concrete Canoe”.  Top Civil Engineering Schools seek students who are able to co-op (work/study) during their time in college.

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  • When students read what the industry reads, you better understand the ACTUAL major
  • Magazines, Blogs and Newspapers in the industry provide a wealth of information 
  • Industry publications help you research the major in the way it’s used in the profession



Site features headline news, searchable directories of engineers, contractors and industry job listings for architects, engineers, and other professionals. Visit
Bimonthly published by the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research Visit
Explore the latest contents of Civil Engineering magazine, the official publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers: Visit
International journal on public works, ports and waterways developments. Presents dredging related papers on important scientific and state-of-the-art subjects. Visit
Provides engineers, contractors and government information on equipment, materials, technology, and products targeted to transportation specifying/buying teams who design, build and maintain the facilities. Visit
Published annually and dedicated to students that are involved in the concrete canoe project. Visit
Provides searchable access to the institutes repository of full text civil engineering papers stretching back to 1836. Pay per view or subscription based. Visit