By selecting technical electives, students may focus on one of several areas of concentration or prepare for future endeavors such as architecture. Some typical concentrations are below:
Structural engineering: applications to steel and concrete buildings, bridges, and other structures
Geotechnical engineering: Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Earth Retaining Structures, Slopes, and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Construction engineering and management: capital facility planning and financing, strategic management, managing engineering and construction processes, construction industry law, construction techniques, managing civil infrastructure systems, civil engineering and construction entrepreneurship
Environmental engineering and water resources: transport of water-borne substances, hydrology, sediment transport, hydrogeology, and geoenvironmental design of containment systems
- Engineering Mechanics: the science that deals with the behavior of solids and fluids when subjected to loads, displacements or a range of other boundary conditions.
- Forensic (Structural) Engineering: Investigation and determination of the causes of structural failures of buildings, bridges and other constructed facilities