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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.

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