Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Majors & Minors Civil Engineering Major Civil Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and was at the forefront of the origins of West Point as an academic institution. Civil Engineers improve the world around them through work on vital infrastructure projects like roads, buildings, and waterways. For more information on the major, select the link to the left or click here. Mechanical Engineering Major Mechanical Engineering is the broadest engineering field with applications ranging from vehicles, weapons, aircraft, energy, biomechanics, mechatronics, and more. Mechanical engineers have an impact on so many aspects of everyday life. For more information on the major, select the link to the left or click here. Aeronautical Engineering Minor The Aeronautics Engineering minor was first implemented for the Class of 2019. The minor leverages the three existing Aeronautical Engineering technical electives and features flight labs conducted in Army airplanes and helicopters. For more information about the minor, select this link: Aero Minor.