Civil engineers use imagination, creativity, and technical knowledge to design, construct, and maintain the systems that keep our society functioning.
In doing so, they have shaped the histories and destinies of every nation. The definition listed on the website of the American Society of Civil Engineers says that “Civil engineering is the design and maintenance of public works such as roads, bridges, water, and energy systems, as well as public facilities like ports, railways, and airports.” Most people would be surprised by how much their lives are influenced by civil engineers, from airport designs and highway systems to skyscrapers and iconic structures like the Freedom Tower.
Widener’s civil engineers benefit from a broad-based education in a supportive environment that encourages inquisitive, analytical, and creative thinking and exposes students to real-world practical aspects of the civil engineering profession.
Vicki Brown, professor and chair of civil engineering, discusses the advantages of the program.
- Land development
- AECOM Technology Corporation
- Turner Construction
- Federal Highway Administration
- Pennoni Associates
- Urban Engineers
- O'Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Duffield Associates
The Department of Civil Engineering at Widener University utilizes an educational license of the GEO5 Geotechnical Software Suite by the Fine Company.