Civil Engineering at Syracuse University

Civil Engineering at Syracuse University


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Civil engineering, when you get right down to it it’s all about implementing structures
like bridges, buildings, airports, roadways, highways – really to benefit everyone in
the community and make sure they have got a place to go to work, a place where they
can to go to school” “Learning the different disciplines, you
can learn geotechnical engineering, you can learn structural engineering, environmental,
water resources. It is a broad amount of people you could work
for” “Every single semester for the classes I
have taken, there have always been group projects, there have always been hands on experiences”
“You get to know your professor, your professor knows you by name”
“You get that small school feel when you are in your classes and you still get the
resources of Syracuse University as well “The program here really allows you to get
your hands dirty and learn about the things you are talking about in class, not just trying
to visualize it in your head and that’s one of the things I loved about it. There are so many opportunities for labs”
“In the soils lab for undergraduates we give the introduction to geotechnical engineering. That’s where students learn about designing
foundations, soil properties, how to perform experiments”
“As a freshman you are not just taking your math and physics you are really getting into
civil engineering at its heart. You get to work with your friends and build
a bridge and test it in end the end. Cracking noise
“You hope it won’t break but it is always fun to see the ones that do break when you
put two hundred pounds on it” Sound of bridge breaking
“It is nice to have a space just for civil engineers to collaborate with each other”
“We had a couple labs in here where we did concrete testing, it’s big enough so we
can bring in different concrete trucks that can pour so for testing concrete beams”
“During these four years I have been able to grow as a person being able to meet people
from all sorts of different backgrounds” “I’d say the professors, they are there
for you throughout your whole college experience, not just a specific class they teach”
“They want you to enjoy your college experience but they know the end goal is to get a job
so a lot of the focus in the engineering school is job oriented”
“Everything you use in daily life is civil engineering so there is always going to be
work for that” “It’s a good feeling to know all my friends
have jobs and internships” “One of my favorite things about civil engineering
here at Syracuse but the college in general is the sense of family. I have never felt that I am doing this on
my own” “It is collaborative and you build yourself
a small family” “I can’t imagine being anywhere else or
getting my bachelor’s degree from another university”

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