Civil and Environmental Engineering

What Do Our Students Love About Civil and Environmental?

Watch our video to learn about what civil and environmental engineering looks like at USC. Our students describe what civil engineering and environmental engineering means to them, and how they apply it at USC.

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Faculty and Student Orgs

Listen to our extensive podcasts to hear from both civil and environmental engineering professors, and learn about the main student organization for civil engineers, ASCE!

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Meet Dr. Patrick Lynett,

Specialist in the modeling of coastal processes

“The big issues in civil engineering right now really focus on designing infrastructure systems so that they’re both sustainable and resilient”Dr. Lynett

Meet Our Civil and Environmental Students

Bria and Nayely discuss their favorite parts of being CE and ENE students

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Environmental Engineering is interesting because it is a more systems approach to engineering. It takes into account everything from how the natural world works to how humans and society work. It weighs costs and benefits from an economic viewpoint as well as from an environmental viewpoint. It requires knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, probability and statistics, math, and thermodynamics. I like that it forces engineers to look at the entire picture and make solutions that truly have accounted for all possible factors
– Bria, Class of 2018
One cool thing about civil engineering is that you can do a lot of cool research that affects people on a day to day basis, like earthquakes, material strength to build stronger buildings, etc.
– Nayely, Class of 2019

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