Civil & Environmental engineers plan, design, and direct the construction of public and private works that are essential to modern life. Projects vary widely in their nature, size, scope, operation, use, and location: from downtown skyscrapers to a stream restoration project in the back country. Civil & Environmental engineers design, analyze, and help build buildings, tunnels, bridges, dams, roads, airports, transit systems, drinking water and wastewater solid and hazardous waste, sustainable energy facilities and more. Civil & Environmental engineering projects must be safe, efficient, and cost effective, with minimum impact to the environment now and in the future. According to a recent analysis from CNN and Money magazine, careers in civil and environmental engineering rank among the best in America, both in terms of growth and quality of life.
The variety of work available in civil and environmental engineering ranges widely: public and private companies range from just a few employees to thousands, locations range from small towns to major metropolitan areas around the world, and the work can vary from a modern design office to a remote site in the mountains. The civil engineering degree can also be used to pursue other professions in architecture, law, business, and education.
Why the UNH Civil & Environmental Engineering Department?
The programs and faculty are nationally renown for excellence. Faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department have won numerous teaching and research awards, chaired professorships, and national fellowships. There is significant research activity totaling approximately $4 million annually.