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Civil engineering majors

  1. Apr 6, 2007 #1
    Hello everyone! I am currently finishing up my physics and calc, and although it's been a little tough, I am determined to complete my studies. I don't know of any civil majors in this forum, however, I was hoping someone could share their experiences with me regarding the major. Thanks in advance :smile:
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2007 #2

    Pyrrhus

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    Hello, Civil engineering major here. Senior :cool: :tongue: . Anyway, i like it, it's a good overall career. It's challenging and it's fullfilling.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2007 #3
    Hey Cyclovenom, what was your fav class? Most challenging?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2007 #4

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    Another one here. :smile:

    I'm currently "on" the third (of four) year, don't know how exactly that fits into American university education definitions.

    I agree with Cyclovenom, it's fun and challenging. And a good career awaits, in general.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2007 #5

    Pyrrhus

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    I think junior.

    Freshman is 1st year
    Sophomore 2nd year
    Junior 3rd year
    Senior 4th year

    i think!.

    Static is my favourite, and the most challenging? well it's hard to pick, they all had challenging projects, but if i was to say it'll between reinforced concrete II and highway design I.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2007 #6

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    Btw Cyclovenom are you specialized in geotechincal engineering?
     
  8. Apr 6, 2007 #7

    Pyrrhus

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    No, why?. I know it looks that way :redface: , i just find Geotechnical engineering very interesting, but i've only taken 3 courses on it. Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering(i'm taking this) and Geotechnical Exploration :shy: .

    Radou, what area of civil eng do you like?
     
  9. Apr 6, 2007 #8

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    Well, I find geotechnical engineering interesting too, amof I have been considering to choose that branch on the fourth year, but I'm simply more interested in structural analysis, so that's what I'll take, I guess.

    I found Soil mechanics and Foundations design interesting too.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2007 #9

    Pyrrhus

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    Great!, best of luck, radou.

    In case you were wondering i haven't picked a specialization yet, but it's between transport and the other one you know :smile: .
     
  11. Apr 6, 2007 #10
    Wow, I thought you were joking when you said that Reinforced Concrete II was your favorite class. Sure enough, my own school has that very class. :biggrin:
     
  12. Apr 7, 2007 #11

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    We have two semesters of Reinforced concrete I. Reinforce concrete II is obligatory for students who have chosen Structural analysis (i.e. "Constructions").

    I'm taking the second semester of Reinforced concrete I right now, and it's okay, although I miss practical learning, i.e. sometimes it happens that we're analyzing some element, but we're not exactly sure how it really looks like, etc.

    But I guess one catches up with these problems rapidly when one starts to work.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2007 #12
    Civil Major Here. I have enjoyed it so far. Choosing Structures as my focus has been difficult. I seem to have the hardest time with my structual classes. I really haven't gotten a feel for the other focus areas yet but I will be very soon. I have had a few advisors tell me I should switch to Mechanical because I some how did better in my dynamics class than I did in my Mechanics of Materials classes. Although I really enjoy doing design work for buildings and bridges.

    When I was much younger I thought about being a Mechanical Engineer because I wanted to be part of the design for automobiles.
     
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