Our stream table makes it possible to test theories that apply to situations of flooding and see instant, real-action results.
In our labs, you will use the latest technology and equipment to practice real-world applications of the principles you learn in class.
Ecological Systems Laboratory
The Ecological Systems Laboratory is a collaborative project between the civil & environmental engineering, biology, and chemistry departments that conducts education, research and outreach activities related to sustainable water quality. As part of this lab, students are able to strengthen their research skills by studying the water quality of the JI Case Wetland on the northern edge of campus.
In our Structures Lab, students apply computer and strain-gage technology to hands-on projects.
Top Careers in Civil & Environmental Engineering
Nearly 100 percent of Rose-Hulman’s civil engineering graduates have job offers at the time of graduation. This high placement rate is due to our commitment to providing high quality education, and the track record for success our alumni are known for.
Structural engineers are heavily involved in designing structures, such as buildings, bridges and tunnels. Frequently, structural engineers work as consultants to architects or contractors.
Engineers working in this specialty manage natural resources and determine how they should be handled including waste disposal, pollution and flood control.
Construction managers are desirable for their engineering and leadership expertise that are critical to help ensure building projects are completed on time and under budget.
Dr. Kevin G. Sutterer brings his experience as a geotechnical consultant to the classroom. His expertise includes liquefaction studies, seismic stability of earth structures, embankment dams and slope stability.