Civil Engineering major Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering major
Roads, bridges, airports, cities—learn what it takes to create the infrastructure that supports our modern lives

Engineering to support life in the 21st century

Civil engineering is the study of the physical foundations of everyday life. Roads, bridges, tunnels, levees, dams, railroads, airports, seaports—it even extends to our municipal water supply, drainage, gas networks, and urban planning. As we become increasingly dependent on physical structures and fossil fuels to support modern conveniences, civil engineers are being called upon to play an important role in stopping the environmental destruction and climate change that have come with this forward progress. Our students learn how to conserve our precious national landscape and protect the physical foundations of modern society, and have the sophisticated engineering skills it takes to build communities where human beings can live in harmony with our planet.

What you’ll learn with a Civil Engineering major

  1. Get serious about finding ways to make our communities more earth-friendly
    Our students don’t just learn about the environment, they learn about the environments that are critical to the functioning of modern society and the technologies that people rely on every day. We also provide extensive coursework in ecology, environmental conservation, and other green subjects.
  2. Physics and mathematics are the foundation for all engineering study. Build a solid base that will launch you forward!
    Students majoring in Civil Engineering start by revisiting the basics in mathematics and physics. Because civil engineers so often use mathematics and physics in their work—taking strength measurements, analyzing structures, and more—it is critical that our students build an unshakable foundation in these core subjects.
  3. Open the doors of possibility with a wide range of career options
    From top-tier general contractors and construction firms to prefectural and city administrators, our students go on to serve in a wide range of professional capacities. With Japan’s boom-era infrastructure increasingly in need of rebuilding, Civil Engineering majors enjoy an extensive selection of career options once they graduate.

Put your knowledge to work

Find ways to create social infrastructure that is kind to the natural environment as you learn to plan, design, and build the green, sustainable communities of tomorrow.
Transportation networks Make your mark on society by working on roads, railways, bridges, and other forms of transportation infrastructure. Get involved in a dynamic career that literally puts your work on the map!
Municipal water supply Use your civil engineering knowledge and skills to create and maintain water supply and drainage systems, gas systems, and other infrastructure lifelines that make everyday modern living possible.