Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Engineering, Master of Science and PhD degree. Areas of specialization are Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, Earthquake Engineering, Transportation Systems Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.

The research efforts in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) group foster education and research on water quality and treatment, wastewater treatment, storm water monitoring and quality, fate and transport of contaminants, and hazardous waste treatment. These centers fosters opportunities for collaboration in broad fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and systems engineering in order to prepare graduates for exciting environmental careers in government, private sector and academia.

The Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, Earthquake Engineering programs are designed to provide strong fundamental knowledge and technical skills to the future leaders for the structural engineering profession, for academia, and for applications structural engineering methods. Our faculty members and students are actively engaged in research in the areas of computational engineering mechanics, structural bridge engineering, protective systems to secure critical infrastructure under extreme load conditions, experimental testing, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, advanced approaches to structural analysis and design comprising reinforced concrete, structural steel, and composites.

The Transportation Engineering program is designed to provide a strong basis of fundamental engineering principles and methodologies, complemented with an appreciation of the broader context within the operation of transportation systems, as well as practical experience in conducting research. The transportation graduate engineering program focuses on several aspects including the following: traffic operations, safety, systems engineering, intelligent transportation systems, transportation infrastructure and asset management, modeling and simulation, among others. Due to the broad-based composition, our program is like a microcosm of the transportation profession. Graduate students are therefore immersed in an environment which exposes them to the full breadth of transportation activities, without sacrificing the depths essential to any serious graduate pursuit. Upon graduation, students will be well-prepared to assume responsible and leadership positions with consulting firms, contractors, governments, and industry, as well as with universities and research laboratories.

More information on the graduate program can be found on the Graduate School website.


CEEE Associate Professor Robert Efimba Recognized for Lifetime Achievements

Tue, February 6, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Robert Efimba was recognized for his lifetime of outstanding achievements and contributions in civil engineering by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in the February 2018 issue of the ASCE National Capital Section eNewsletter.Read More >>


Tue, March 1, 2016

The AMBASSADORS OF ENGINEERING PROGRAM led hands-on earthquake and coastal engineering challenges at the Discover Engineering Family Day at the National Building Museum in February 27, 2016.Read More >>


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