Facts & Figures

Starting in the late 1960s as programs in civil and environmental engineering, the department has a long history of offering a rich and diverse educational experience to students. Courses are taught by world-class scholars who maintain connections with industry and are involved in developing innovative technologies in earthquake and structural engineering, transportation systems, water resources and environmental engineering. The department is dedicated to providing life-long development, instilling a sense of professional responsibility and serving society.

Founded

  • 1983: Department of Civil Engineering
  • 1993: Expands to include environmental engineering


Graduate Students

  • 170 M.S., Ph.D. degrees (2016-17):
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering


Undergraduate Students

  • 463 B.S. degrees (2016-17):
    • Civil Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering


Faculty

  • 32 Full-time
  • 8 Emeritus

Recognition

  • 3 National Academy of Engineering Members
  • 3 Presidential Young Investigator Awards
  • 2 NSF CAREER Awards
  • 2 Distinguished Professors


Research & Expenditures

  • 3 World-class centers
  • 3 Research thrusts:
    • Structures and Materials
    • Transportation
    • Water
  • 2015-16 Research expenditures: $12.3M