Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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


Student Population

  • 496 Undergraduate Students (Fall 2019)
    • B.S. degrees:
      • Civil Engineering
      • Environmental Engineering
  • 136 Graduate Students (Fall 2019)
    • M.S. and Ph.D. degrees:
      • Civil Engineering
      • Environmental Engineering


Faculty

  • 26 Full-time
  • 7 Affiliated


Recognition

  • 3 NAE Members
  • 4 NSF CAREER Awards
  • 3 Distinguished Professors
  • 1 Endowed Chair

Research & Expenditures

  • 4 World-class centers
  • 4 Research thrusts:
    • Environment and Energy
    • Structures and Materials
    • Transportation
    • Water
  • 2019-20 Research expenditures: $12.8M