Civil engineers use mathematics and the pure sciences of biology, chemistry and physics as the bases for the applied engineering sciences of fluid, particulate (soil) and solid mechanics. These engineering sciences form the rational framework for analyzing a wide variety of applications involving environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources problems. Civil engineers are involved in both the design and construction of facilities that affect all aspects of human life.
The Civil Engineering program at Manhattan College was founded in 1892 and has continued without interruption since then. It is the oldest engineering degree program at the College. Over the years the program's curriculum has been broadened to include environmental engineering and, most recently, construction management to meet the changing needs of society.
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree program is intended for practicing civil engineers, as well as those who wish to pursue doctoral studies. Programs of study include structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction management.