Welcome to CEE

At the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, we are constantly exploring new ways of advancing engineering science for the betterment of humanity. Our faculty is comprised of experts in their fields, who through their excellence in teaching and innovative research, inspire us to push the limits of imagination. Our students are among the brightest and hardest-working, and are not afraid to take intellectual risks in the hopes of making new discoveries that will build a better future. Our knowledgeable staff is committed to providing quality technical and administrative support, while always striving to improve our School’s programs, facilities, and resources. It should therefore come as no surprise that our programs are among the top-ranked in the country.

Learn about our programs and about our cutting edge research, which are focused on three main concentrations of study: Civil Infrastructure, Environment, and Engineering Systems & Management. At CEE, our faculty, students, and alumni are helping to improve the quality of life here and around the world. 

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Our Programs 

Students who choose to study in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering can select from a variety of degree programs. Undergraduate students can complete a B.S. in either Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Engineers who want to further their training can engage in the graduate coursework of the two-semester M.Eng program, in which they focus their coursework and projects on one of several possible concentrations or the Master of Science and Ph.D. programs, in which each student designs an individualized course of study in collaboration with a committee of faculty members.

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Graduate Studies

Professional Track:

  • The master of engineering (M.Eng.) in civil and environmental engineering program is a two-semester coursework and project-oriented program for the student who wishes to improve the depth and breadth of their technical abilities in the context of the engineering profession. 
  • The master of engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Management program is appropriate for engineers who want to stay in a technical environment, but focus on managerial roles.

Research Track:

  • The master of science (M.S.) program involves research in an individualized course of study.
  • The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) program is an intensive research program normally completed over the course of several years.

M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Master of Science / Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.Eng. in Engineering Management

M.Eng. in Transportation Systems Engineering

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Undergraduate Studies

Within CEE, students may choose to major in either civil engineering or environmental engineering to earn an accredited bachelor of science (B.S.) degree. 

Civil Engineering Major

Environmental Engineering Major

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