Department of civil engineering

From roads to bridges and water distribution systems to seawalls, civil engineers build and maintain the infrastructure upon which our economy thrives. Civil engineering is one of the top 10 careers for job growth, and LTU can prepare you to enter this vital profession like no other program in Michigan. You’ll explore the latest technologies in state-of-the-art labs, such as the Center for Innovative Materials Research, one of the most unique and advanced research facilities in the world. Guided by professors with international industry expertise, you can pursue studies in water resources, environmental, construction, structural, geotechnical, and transportation engineering.


  • LTU professor to lead Michigan harbor study


    A consortium of government agencies has approved a $175,000 grant for a two-year study on how Michigan communities with small, shallow-draft harbors can plan for economic sustainability in response to the long-term trend of lower water levels in the Great Lakes.

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    Jul 22

    Governor visits Lawrence Tech for update on bridges 'of the future'


    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visited the Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) on July 16 for a briefing by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on its progress on building bridges that can last 100 years.

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    Jul 17

  • Carpenter leads local green infrastructure initiative


    Professor Donald Carpenter of Lawrence Technological University’s Department of Civil Engineering has been retained by the Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) to help local communities identify innovative ways to manage stormwater.

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    Jul 2

    Civil engineering students honor 'most valuable' high school teachers


    Kelly Mendez (L) and Denise Bills (R) are teachers at Garden City High School, the alma mater of current LTU students Kimberly Klieber and Jennifer Johnson. Several students majoring in civil engineering at Lawrence Technological University took the time recently to honor their “most valuab...

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    Apr 28

  • Research Day provides forum for LTU accomplishments


    Lawrence Technological University’s second annual Research Day on April 4 embraced the culture of interdisciplinary research. Sponsored by the Research Support Services Committee (RSSC) and the Office of the Provost, this year’s Research Day was made possible through a generous corporate sponsorship from Johnson Controls.

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    Apr 21

    Lawrence Tech professor provides expertise for $2 million stormwater project in Detroit


    Lawrence Technological University Professor Donald Carpenter will monitor the results of a recently announced $2 million project to reduce stormwater runoff in Detroit and eliminate some sewer overflows into the Detroit River.

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    Apr 16

 VIDEO - Civil Engineering Controled Burn on Campus

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