Civil and Environmental Engineering


The roads, dams, bridges, water treatment plants and all other public projects that affect society’s daily lives are developed by civil engineers. Civil engineers also perform the structural design and analysis of buildings, such as skyscrapers. Other areas of civil engineering include construction project management, construction automation, environmental engineering, traffic analysis, and mechanics of materials.

Environmental engineers are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies and evaluate the significance of the municipal sewage and industrial wastewater systems. They analyze scientific data, research controversial projects, and perform quality control checks.

Department Website

Civil Engineering Department

Job Titles

Air Quality Engineer Product Safety Engineer
Architectural Engineer Project Engineer
City Engineer Project Manager*
Civil Engineer Quality Assurance Manager*
Civil Engineering Manager* Quality Control Manager*
Construction Managers Railroad Design Consultant
Design Engineer Research Hydraulic Engineer
Engineer Solid Waste Engineer
Hazardous Waste Engineer Structural Engineer
Industrial Health Engineer Transportation & Highway Systems Manager
Product Safety Engineer Water Resources Engineer

Positions that may require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.


Air Pollution Industries Manufacturing Industries
Automotive Industry Public Utilities
Construction Industries Radiation Protection
Environmental Protection Agency Railroads
Federal Government Regulatory Agencies
Hazardous Waste Management Solid Waste Disposal
Hospitals and Health Care Testing Laboratories
Industrial Hygiene Transportation Industries
Land Management Water Supply


These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

Sustainable Solutions to Emerging Environmental

  • Problem Internships
  • Engineering Cities internships
  • HEV and PHEV) technologies internships

The following website may assist in finding summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

National Science Foundation

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.


For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

Campus Organizations & Activities


Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.


Social Media

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