Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


The department offers M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering. Faculty members have interest and research expertise in four primary areas: hydrology and water resources systems; structures, geotechnics and materials; transportation systems and environmental and energy systems. Each area has unique degree requirements detailed in the CEE Graduate Handbook.

The M.Eng (Master of Engineering) in Civil and Environmental Engineering is a one-year professional degree program aimed at training its students to gain practical skills for applied engineering practice in engineering management and advanced topics in CEE such as sustainable infrastructure design and the use of data science in civil and environmental engineering. Many of the courses are taught by experienced professionals in a curriculum carefully crafted by the CEE Faculty their close industry partners.

M.Eng CEE Concentration Flyer (student outreach)

M.Eng CEE Concentration Flyer (employer outreach)

M.Eng CEE Course Information

UCI Samueli School of Engineering M.Eng Website 
Visit the M.Eng website for additional admissions information and for the online application.

Graduate Advisors

CEE Department/Program Advisor

Russell Detwiler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
(949) 824-7152 

CEE M.Eng Program Directors

Joel Lanning, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor of Teaching

Brian Tarroja, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professional Researcher 

Focus Area Advisors

Environmental and Energy Systems

Russell Detwiler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Advisor
(949) 824-7152 

Structures, Geotechnics and Materials

Mo Li, Ph.D.
Professor & Graduate Advisor
(949) 824-4671 

Hydrology and Water Resources

Amir AghaKouchak, Ph.D.
Professor & Graduate Advisor
(949) 824-9350 

Transportation Systems

Michael Hyland
Professor & Graduate Advisor
(949) 824-5084 

Quick Links

Graduate Department 
(949) 824-5333