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 programs and faculty are nationally renowned for excellence. Faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department have won numerous teaching and research awards, chaired professorships, and national fellowships. CEE graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers within their industry.