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Civil Engineering

The UW-Platteville Civil Engineering Program gives students a broad background in all areas of civil engineering, while permitting specialization in the senior year. Practical applications are emphasized with sufficient theory so that the individual can grow with the future as new materials, methods and designs develop. The program has outstanding laboratory and computer facilities where all students gain valuable hands-on practical experience. The use of computers and state-of-the-art practice equipment are integrated throughout the curriculum from freshman through senior year to collect information, analyze data and develop plans for projects. Civil engineers plan, design and supervise construction of facilities that serve people. These facilities include highways that connect our nation’s cities, airports that serve travelers, bridges that span our rivers and harbors, dams and levees that control floods and supply water for cities, and wastewater treatment plants that protect the environment. Civil engineers also work with architects to design and supervise construction of buildings. The civil engineering design process begins with the accumulation and analysis of basic information about a project. This information may include the topography and geology for a highway; flood history of a river that must be bridged or dammed; population growth projections and water usage; laboratory analysis of construction materials; or pollution surveys of air, land and water. Using this information, civil engineers apply their knowledge of science and engineering design to meet a project’s requirements, assuring its successful completion.

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Environmental Engineering

The UW-Platteville Environmental Engineering Program provides a balance between basic science, engineering science and engineering design. The purpose of the curriculum is to develop in each student a thorough understanding of the underlying environmental principles in the basic sciences along with practical applications in engineering design. Although emphasis is placed upon learning the fundamentals, each student will be encouraged to develop excellent technical and communication skills, become broadly educated and become a productive member of society.The UW-Platteville Environmental Engineering Program is designed to give students a broad background in all areas of environmental engineering. These include water and wastewater treatment, environmental and occupational health, solid waste management, water resources, environmental modeling and environmental chemistry. Practical applications are emphasized with sufficient theory so that the individual can develop innovative solutions as new problems are encountered.

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