Civil Engineering

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct, and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Civil Engineering Graduates

Consigli Construction
Jacobs Engineering
Loureiro Engineering
Package Steel Systems, Inc.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Skanska USA
Whiting-Turner Construction

Sample Graduate Schools

Brown University
University of Texas-Austin
Average Starting Salary:
$64,069 (2020)
Learn more about Civil Engineering at WPI.
Sample Job Titles:
Civil Engineer
Engineer I-II
Environmental Engineer
Field Engineer
Project Engineer
Staff Engineer
Structural Engineer
Transportation Engineer
Sample Major Qualifying Projects:
Alternative Route Design for the WRTA
Design of the New WPI Residence Hall
Incorporating Adsorbents into Porous Asphalt Desing
Maintenance and Expansion Evaluation of the Panama Canal
Pedestrian Bridge Design
Water Supply Yield for the Wachusett Reservoir

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.