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Civil Engineering

A promising, rewarding career where you can do anything from designing a skyscraper to creating the design for a sports stadium or suspension bridge.

Civil Engineering offers you the opportunity to get involved in either traditional civil engineering or one geared toward environmental engineering for those interested in sustainable design. At York College, you'll get experience in the field to go with personalized instruction, and there will be no shortage of student design projects to get you excited and grow your expertise.

You'll have three semesters of full-time cooperative work experience — just think of how confident you'll feel as a civil engineer graduate with that on your resume. Guiding you along the way is a group of dedicated, talented, and passionate faculty who focus solely on undergraduates, so you'll have their undivided attention.

Get to know Scott Hamilton, associate professor of Civil Engineering. Download a transcript of this video.
Civil Engineering degree at York College of Pennsylvania

Your future in Civil engineering

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for civil engineers will increase by 20 percent between now and 2022. You'll be trained for possible careers such as:
  • Structural engineering – focusing on the design of various structures including roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, canals, and dams.
  • Environmental engineering – concerned with prevention, control, and remediation of various contaminants and wastes and with the design of green buildings and sustainable systems.
  • Transportation engineering – focusing on the design, planning and construction of transportation systems.
  • Geotechnical engineering – working with the earth, rock and soil that supports all structures.
  • Water resource engineering – dealing with water storage, distribution, and treatment facilities including dams, canals, water distribution systems, and wastewater treatment facilities.
Civil Engineering Center ribbon cutting ceremony
Civil Engineering Center
The Civil Engineering Center opened in 2018. The Center will provide students with state-of-the-art work and lab spaces to gain hands-on experience in Civil Engineering.
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Kinsley Engineering Center
Renovated in 2008 with design input from faculty, staff and students, Kinsley Engineering Center houses our entire program. You’ll have 24/7 access, computer access, study nooks, locker space, a canteen area — it’s a second home of sorts for our dedicated students.
Computer Science Lab
Computer Science Labs
Use our visualization lab and the 3-D projection system for your senior design projects. Take advantage of the high-performance Linux cluster in the Software Engineering Lab and its 24 PCs.
York College engineering professors use hands-on learning with professional equipment.
Engineering Labs
We offer seven specialized lab settings: Automation and Robotics; Electronic Instrumentation; Embedded Systems; Signal Processing and Communication; Power Systems and Energy Conversion; Thermodynamics, Fluids and Heat Transfer; and Materials Science and Engineering.
The Kinsley Engineering Center has a full machine technology lab with metal and woodworking equipment
Machining Technology Lab
We’ve dedicated 5,500-square feet for industry-standard machines and power tools of all sizes. You’ll get to start using them freshman year, learning shop safety and basic operation. You’ll have access to our weld shop and wood shop, too.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Civil Engineering
Scott Hamilton, Ph.D., Coordinator
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 100
Phone: 717.815.2253

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