Civil engineers are creators of wealth as their projects stimulate growth for other sectors of the economy. With increased expectations for a higher quality of life, civil engineers are needed to plan and design increasingly complex projects. They also improve infrastructure for sustainable development such as structures that can withstand natural and man-made disasters. Currently, unprecedented growth is being experienced in the design and fabrication of offshore rigs, semi-submersibles and structures with facilities and equipment for the oil and gas industry. The Department of Civil Engineering plays a critical role in transforming students with a good background in physics and mathematics to graduates with a strong competence in structural engineering. We train engineer-leaders with strong fundamentals in civil engineering complemented with a knowledge in management, economics and law.