Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

In today’s complex world, civil and environmental engineers are playing a central role in helping define the future. From infrastructure preservation and energy conservation to climate change and national security, society needs leaders who are able to think critically about the materials, design, systems, operations, and management of civil infrastructure systems.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science empowers students with the technical, design, and management skills needed to lead the world further into the twenty-first century. Our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs emphasize fundamental principles and design methods that are applicable to many career paths, including business, consulting, policy, law, public health, construction, and structural analysis and design.

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