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Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineers work to improve public health and quality of life, while protecting and restoring environmental systems. These engineers focus on drinking water treatment, wastewater reclamation, air pollution control, solid waste management and environmental remediation.

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Construction Engineering

Construction engineering is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of built environment systems including residential and commercial buildings, highways and roads, bridges, industrial plants, etc. Students will have the opportunity to develop expertise in both modern and traditional topics such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Lean construction, project cost estimating scheduling, construction simulation,contracts and legal affairs, and smart buildings. Students will learn to improve their skills in problem-solving, critical, and analytical thinking, technical communications and teamwork. Graduate of this program will have the opportunity to work for both public and private sectors including construction contractors, engineering firms, departments of transportation, municipalities and cities, defense agencies, etc.

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Nuclear Engineering

Housed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP). UNEP has developed a nuclear engineering curriculum that fills critical educational and competency gaps for engineers and scientists involved in the nuclear power and radioactive waste industries, nuclear medicine, homeland security, radiation safety, and nuclear materials detection. UNEP has an undergraduate minor and two graduate degrees (M.S. non-thesis and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering). The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is established to meet the expectations of nuclear industry in the state of Utah, the nation, and the world. UNEP is responsible for educating the next generation workforce in critical nuclear engineering fields and developing innovative procedures and technologies for the advancement of nuclear applications.

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