M.Eng. in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Enhance your career with a Master's of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The M.Eng. degree at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides a flexible curriculum, real-world practical experience and access to a network of Cornell alumni. 

The M.Eng. program in civil and environmental engineering is aimed at engineers who wish to improve the depth and breadth of their technical abilities in the context of the engineering profession. They do this through additional course work and participation in a project that contains the elements of engineering practice. 

The Master of Engineering degree is normally completed in two semesters of intensive study. Thirty credit hours that include coursework in major and supporting areas and a project are required.

In addition to the coursework in a chosen major, a student will also take courses in one or multiple supporting areas. These can be chosen from any of the specialty areas within CEE, as well as in other disciplines, including microbiology, historic preservation, operations research, computer science, economics, materials science, architecture, and engineering management. 

Students from all fields of engineering and the physical and natural sciences are welcome in the master of engineering programs offered by the school. However, a student may be asked or required to take additional preparatory coursework which will be determined by faculty in the student’s chosen major. This preparatory work does not count toward the M.Eng. graduation requirements. Any preparatory coursework that is required will be listed in the letter offering admission.

Apply Now

Graduate Program Contacts: 

Professor Pete J. Diamessis
Director of Graduate Studies

Melissa L. Totman
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs
Cornell University
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
219 Hollister Hall

Email:  cee_dgs@cornell.edu

M.Eng. Information Sessions

At each info. session expect:  

  • Meet program staff
  • Be provided with an overview of the academic and general program
  • Learn how to apply 
  • Q & A with admissions team

Here are the dates for the CEE Info Sessions, and the registration links. These will be for M.Eng. (all concentrations) only: 

Thursday, Aug 12, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Civil and Environmental Engineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Info Session
Registration: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Nae6ooqRyWIcXikQLmkQg

Thursday, Sep 16, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

Civil and Environmental Engineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Info Session
Registration: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZNlFYH6iS9KSPDnW8UdwlQ

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

Civil and Environmental Engineering Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Info Session
Registration: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BC03KkNPQ8SDMywn1U6CVg


Students wishing to obtain a Master of Engineering (Civil & Environmental Engineering) degree may select a major in one of the following concentrations.

Learn more about our projects

students collecting data in wetland
M.Eng. Environmental Project Experience Master of Engineering students participate in a comprehensive project involving a real-world problem with an industry adviser.