Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Message From Chair

Welcome to the UC Irvine Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Samueli School. Our mission is to provide students with a broad, fundamental and flexible educational approach and to expand engineering knowledge through an active and exciting undergraduate and graduate research program.

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. We provide an environment that promotes teamwork and values integrity and honesty in all efforts.

Civil and environmental engineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field. As such, students select groups of courses in one or more related application areas, such as computer science, applied mathematics, urban and regional planning, economics, chemistry and management. The civil and environmental engineering curriculum leads to the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

I encourage you to peruse our website, review the descriptions of our undergraduate and graduate programs and contact us directly if you have any questions.


Sunny Jiang
Professor and Chair

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