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Free civil engineering courseware collections

Civil engineering students and professionals wanting to review for tests or brush up on theories and formulae learned in college classes can take advantage of the full range of open courseware classes offered online. Schools like MIT, Utah State University, and many others offer numerous classes online to students free of charge. Students can log on and click through syllabi, course assignments, extra reading materials and even class projects whenever and wherever they want. They will find a number of different classes addressing all areas of the civil engineering field, including fluid mechanics, computer applications and systems, structural design, water resources design, conceptual redesign, flow measurement, hydrostatics, steel design, materials, and even the treatment and disposal of hazardous waste.

This particular collection serves as an example of the range of classes available online in open courseware formats. Classes like Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Skills, Structural Engineering Design, and Fluid Mechanics give civil engineering students and professionals access to resources, analysis, theories, policies and practices surrounding different areas of the field. From environmental factors to construction to urban planning to design, civil engineers will develop problem-solving skills, increase their proficiency in engineering-related computer programs, gain an understanding of relevant environmental conditions and policies affecting their industry, and learn about the different processes involved in urban planning.

  • Fluid Mechanics [Utah State University] - Learn about fluid dynamics, hydrostatics, flow measurement and more in this course.
  • Soil-based Hazardous Waste Management [Utah State University] - Engineering students learn the proper disposal, treatment and analysis of hazardous waste.