Prospective Undergraduate Students
What is Civil and Environmental Engineering?
Civil and environmental engineers use applied and cutting-edge science to design, build and maintain essential infrastructure such as: housing, airports, roads, bridges, hydroelectric dams, water supply and wastewater treatment systems. Civil engineers also mitigate natural disasters and solve problems that result from industrialization and resource consumption. Click here to see what our department chair has to say about civil and environmental engineering.
Why Study Civil and Environmental Engineering?
As a civil and environmental engineer, you will be exposed to various exhilarating disciplines such as:
- Environmental Engineering
- Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
- Structural Engineering
- Natural Disaster Mitigation
- Water Resources
- Wind Engineering
As of which, you will provide essential services to society by building safe and efficient infrastructure, developing knowledge and the technology needed to predict, mitigate and reduce catastrophic losses that result from natural disasters and extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. As a civil engineer, you will have the opportunity to work outdoors and in vital areas of the economy that provide stability and flexibility under all market cycles.
Why Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western?
Civil & Environmental Engineering at Western is renowned for its excellence, nationally and internationally, due to its outstanding academic curricula, award-winning professors and state-of-the-art facilities. The capstone fourth-year design course involves students in real projects, identified by the City of London, advised by faculty and external consulting engineer advisors. Our department offers a range of programs to choose from with an even wider range of concurrent programs. Furthermore, a new undergraduate program in Civil Engineering and International Development will introduce Western Engineering students to the complex societal, environmental, political and economic issues impacting engineering.
Civil Engineering and International Development
A unique civil engineering degree program that started at Western in September 2007. Please click here for program further information. Please click here to view the International Development Program brochure. To visit the students' intern website please click here.