Civil Engineering

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is a broad discipline that uses applied and leading-edge science to improve our quality of life by providing essential infrastructure, solving environmental problems resulting from industrialization and resource consumption, and mitigating natural disasters. The traditional role of the civil engineer is to design, plan, and construct the built environment for the well-being and progress of society. However, there is an increasing need for the civil engineer to play a further role in poverty reduction and sustainable development, both in Canada and abroad.

What will I do at WESA if I choose Civil Engineering?  

This course will highlight how civil engineers embark on this role by exploring two world class facilities at Western University: Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory and WindEEE Research Institute where structures are tested under one dimensional wind and three dimensional winds such as tornadoes and downbursts.

When is this course offered?   

Civil Engineering is available the week of August 13-17, 2018.