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Collaborating to engineer solutions for a resilient, sustainable future.

Academics & Admission

Students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering make a lasting impact in the world as they launch careers which design and apply innovative solutions fostering sustainability in the natural and built environments 

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers three graduate degree programs: master’s, doctoral, and degree of Engineer. With four distinct focus areas, the leading purpose of our master’s program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a professional career or doctoral studies.

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The built and natural environments are interdependent and inseparable, requiring that the next generation of civil and environmental engineers work collaboratively as never before. We offer undergraduate majors in Environmental Systems Engineering, Architectural Design, Atmosphere/Energy and Civil Engineering.

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In The News

What are the factors that affect COVID-19 transmission?

Two environmental engineers discuss knowledge gaps, promising research pathways and other issues related to the control of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.

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Featured Event

Smart Grid Seminar

Our speakers discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. The theme of the seminar series is on smart grids and energy systems, with speakers from academic institutions and industry. The hour-long seminars, including ample time for discussion, are held at 1:30 pm PST five Thursdays each quarter. Fall Quarter 2020 dates:  Oct 15, Oct 22, Nov 12, Nov 19.

Stories and Voices

Keeping you involved and continuing to learn together post-graduation

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Nikiya Crisostomo
BS ’12, MS ’14, Civil & Environmental Engineering

“ I was born in the Philippines and lived there until I was 10 years old. One of my most prominent ... ”

Kate Gasparro
Kate Gasparro
PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering

“ I’m actually a third-generation civil engineer ... ”


We focus on engineering for sustainability with an emphasis on cities, energy, infrastructure, public health and water

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