5 Reasons to Choose Angelo State for your Civil or Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree
#1. You’ll be a practice-ready engineer trained to be a future leader.
It is our goal to be the premier civil engineering program in Texas. We will achieve this by producing practice-ready engineers with broad skills to be future leaders.
Our graduates will leave ASU ready to pursue civil and mechanical engineering careers or prepared for graduate school, depending on their career aspirations.
To meet the needs of employers, our students can expect to develop these skills and abilities while part of our program:
- Strong communication skills
- Technical expertise
- Good design skills
- Solid understanding of ethics
- The value and ability to work as a team
#2. Brand-new engineering facilities will provide you with an unmatched student experience.
When you earn a civil engineering degree from ASU, you’ll benefit from the following resources that have been secured for your student success:
- Grants totaling $5.62 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help fund new engineering faculty and infrastructure
- A $4.5 million anonymous gift to fund construction of the Hunter Strain Engineering Laboratories
- A $100,000 anonymous gift to purchase laboratory equipment
#3. We offer civil & mechanical engineering scholarships to our students.
Our department has multiple endowed civil engineering scholarships that we can offer to our students.
#4. The engineering job outlook in the region is excellent.
Civil engineering careers are broad and fast-growing, with a projected 20 percent job growth through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the U.S. works to reverse a deficit in maintaining the infrastructure of bridges, roads, and water and power distribution plants, civil engineers will continue to be in high demand. Whether it’s a power project, a highway project or a water distribution project, nothing gets built without civil engineers.
On the commercial side, civil engineers can enjoy increases in development work. Now that the U.S. is coming out of the recession, there are more land development and construction projects gearing up.
The mechanical engineering job market is quite diverse as mechanical engineers can work in many type of industries and projects, Employment of mechanical Engineers is expected to grow 9 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mechanical engineers will play an important role in the manufacturing industries, in particular in the automotive industry and the development of lower cost high range electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles. This is also true for the aeronautical industry that is facing new challenges every day.
Mechanical engineers positions are projected to experience faster than average growth in engineering services. Mechanical engineers often work in the development of new devices and the automation of processes using robots. Emerging areas offering new opportunities for occupational growth are alternative energies and nanotechnology. Nanotechnology involves manipulating matter at the smallest levels and has application in healthcare and design of newer generation of computer chips
#5. You are joining a diverse family in a supportive environment.
Engineers work in large teams to get the job done. The engineering faculty strive to create inclusive, welcoming classroom environments where you work with classmates in small class sizes and have easy access to engineering faculty. Getting involved is easy as there are numerous undergraduate student research and student organizations to join. Our students are hard at work bringing professional engineering student organizations to campus.
Civil Eng Council
The Engineering Council is a student group that is in the process of becoming an ASCE student chapter (American Society of Civil Engineers). The group plans to hold monthly meetings with local Professional Engineers as guest speakers in 2017-2018, and has already participated in the Texas-Mexico Student Symposium where they placed 3rd in the Concrete Bowling Ball Competition. The group’s mission is to provide students in the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering at ASU opportunities to develop leadership skills and become well-rounded individuals with the ability to adapt to our changing society and its environment.
The 2017-2018 schedule will come out very soon, so check back for updates! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the chapter officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can follow the student group on Facebook.
An American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter is coming soon! In the meantime, you can join the national ASCE organization as a student member for free by visiting the ASCE website and completing the registration process with your @angelo.edu email address.
Our students are busy planning, designing, and building the inaugural Angelo State Steel Bridge entry to the 2018 ASCE Student Symposium where universities across Texas and Mexico compete for the regional title. The top finisher advances onto the National Steel Bridge Competition.
If you are interested to get involved with the Steel Bridge Team, stop by a Civil Engineering Council Meeting or contact the co-captains Ryan Albert (email@example.com) or Josh Pirkle (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
The Civil Engineering Living Learning Community (LLC) offers students in Civil Engineering the opportunity to live in Plaza Verde along with other civil engineering students. The Student Learning Community Leader plans regular interactions and activities for the Living Learning Community.
You can also consider joining these national organizations as a paid (or free) student member:
- American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
- American Concrete Institute
- American Institute of Steel Construction
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Engineers for a Sustainable World
- International Society for Asphalt Pavements
- Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
If you have an interest to create a student chapter associated with any of these national organizations, then please contact an engineering faculty member for more information.
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