Civil & Environmental Engineering Facilities & Labs

In our labs, you will use the latest technology and equipment to practice real-world applications of the principles you learn in class.

Rose-Hulman students and faculty in the Civil Engineering Modular Learning Lab

Modular Learning Lab

The department’s modular learning lab is used to demonstrate near full-scale behavior of structures and foundations.

A student uses machinery in the structures lab to test the strength of a wooden beam.

Structures Lab

In our Structures Lab, students get hands-on experience making and breaking structural materials and members.

Students gather around the stream table and spray water.

Stream Table

Our stream table makes it possible to test theories that apply to situations of flooding and see instant, real-action results.

Two female students work with PVC pipes and buckets outside.

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.

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.

Two students observe long, wooden object in the lab.

Structural Engineer

Structural engineers are heavily involved in designing structures, such as buildings, bridges and tunnels. Frequently, structural engineers work as consultants to architects or contractors.

Two female students collect water samples from outdoor source.

Environmental and Water Resource Engineer

Engineers working in this specialty manage natural resources and determine how they should be handled including waste disposal, pollution and flood control.

A large group of students tour the site of a major civil engineering project.

Construction Engineer

Construction engineers are desirable for their engineering and leadership expertise that are critical to help ensure building projects are completed on time and under budget.

Dr. Jim Hanson

Jim Hanson

Dr. Jim Hanson is the department head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where he has taught since 2002. His specialty is structural engineering with a research emphasis in how to accelerate student development from novice to experienced engineer.  He is author of the textbook Structural Analysis: Skills for Practice. Dr. Hanson is also a former U.S. Army Engineer officer who designed and built pipelines, organized operations for combat engineering units, and conducted the repair and rehabilitation of small structures.

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Contact Us

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Olin Hall 225
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

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