The Civil Engineering is the major that I plan to study as a junior for my profession at Cal-State Long Beach. Studying engineer is not easy because you have to study very hard and achieve a good grade in Mathematic and Physic. On the other hand, I never know and plan to choose Civil Engineering is my career because I never knew what I want to be until I get into college. For instant, I realize that I want to be a Civil Engineer as a senior in Cal-State Long Beach.
Like other engineering fields, Civil engineering deals with construction, producing and reproducing, and many other professions. Civil engineering helps me to understand the important of environment and the efficiency from many constructions. Everyday the modern society has developed the technology so quickly and we good get a benefit from it by the way we see many building, transportation, and production on the web pages. Now we can use this opportunity to understand the advantage of study Civil engineering.
Otherwise, Civil engineering can be many things around us for example the airports, the subways, the buildings, the streets, the bridges. Compare to the statistic board of Engineering Technology in CSULB, I foundeda lot of different professions for civil engineering, but the number of students who graduated with the B. S Degree seems very small compare with other major. Even though this statistic reflects the realistic of essential to study engineering technology and this could be the opportunity for us to achieve our goal, but it doesn’t seem easy on us.
With the economic go down so randomly right now, it hard to choose the right track for us because many of us want to have a stable income and a work place. Otherwise, Civil engineering is a good profession for students who like to deal with many different people or many different environments. With the population expends so quickly right now, Civil engineer is really essential in the future cause we need to built a lot of transportation, building, and airport.
This profession could be one of the most important in the future. As I notice from my introduction to Civil Engineering Courses, there are many different major fields, which contribute to our modern society today such as Structural Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Construction, Water and Waste Management Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Experimental Mechanics, Water Resources Engineering, Materials.
In order to choose the right major fields, I need to understand clearly about these areas above and decide what I really want to be in the future. First of all, I want to introduce to you about Structural Engineering, which I choose to be my career as an Engineer. Structural Engineering deals with the design and construction of all types of structures including buildings and bridges.
Emphasis is placed on mechanics and the behavior of materials. Second is Infrastructure Management and Construction deals with project management, for examples, construction materials, construction engineering and building engineering. Third is Water and Waste Management Engineering addresses water and waster water treatment, surface and ground water pollution and control, solid and hazardous waste management, contaminant transport and behavior in the environment.
Moreover, support areas involving aquatic chemistry, computer modeling, simulation and laboratory experimentation as examples are also stressed. Third, Transportation Engineering deals with the planning, design, construction, traffic operation and evaluation of streets, highways, airports, and transit systems. Fourth, Geotechnical Engineering covers the engineering properties of soils, the fundamentals of soil mechanics, and the application elements, earth-retaining structures, excavations, earth embankments and highway pavements.
Fifth, Experimental Mechanics involves the experimental investigations of the static and dynamic response of structures and machines, and in the development of improves techniques to obtain and analyze experiment data. Sixth, Water Resources Engineering covers the planning, management, design and operation of water supply and distribution systems, flood control and flood hazard mapping, hydrologic and hydraulic aspects of environmental issues, and application of remotely-sensed data to hydrologic and environmental problems.
Seventh, Materials study involves structural engineering, mechanics or properties of materials and relates to materials science. Certainly, one of the advantages of studying Civil Engineering is that it has a connection between many different areas above when an Engineer has a fundamental of Engineering, so they can deals with any project with the support of their group and team. In most writing essay, there are two critical points in order to write a good essay. They are ideas of the content and grammar structures.
My weakness point of writing essay, I usually have a lot of struggles by searching new vocabularies and connecting ideas together in the proper grammar. All I can do to improve my weakness of learning new vocabularies by watching news and media, and reading many books as I could so that I can know new vocabularies. However, I still keep forgetting new words in some certain situations, and I have a problem about making grammar mistakes in writing an essay. Also, English is my second language.
By taking many ESL, English composition, Engineering courses throughout the college semesters, I usually go through the lectures and read the chapters, so I have learned and practiced many new words. I sometimes go to the tutorials. Actually, it does help me a lot to understand the meaning of those words and improve my grammar problem gradually. On the other hand, my strongest is finding new ideas of writing an essay, which helps me to collect and search information, so this makes the contents of my essays become more interesting for audiences to read.
Moreover, students know how to connect their ideas together, it will make the essay flows smoothly, and it’s easier for the reader to follow. I have many creative thoughts and ideas to write in an essay, but it always give me a hard time to connect them due to my grammar problem. Then it’s hard for the readers to understand what I really want to say or convey some information in that essay. Finally, I know my weakness point and my grammar problem. Now I have been trying to practice and improve, so I hope I can do a better job for the next essays.