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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.

Latest News and Events

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Join us for an on-campus alumni reunion event! Our new department chair, Sarah Billington, will discuss our plans for the future and host a panel discussion with faculty and alumni addressing water and sustainable cities, followed by a reception.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Our department is inviting applications for an assistant professor associate professor without tenure. Click here for more details and to apply!

Stanford Data Science and the School of Engineering are also inviting applications for a tenure-track appointment. Click here for more details.

In The News

Stanford researchers will use the Korean ‘smart city’ of Songdo as a living laboratory

The new center will provide a testbed to help academic and corporate researchers develop and deploy a new generation of physical structures and electronic technologies as prototypes for the urban environments of the 21st Century.


Seminars and Events

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department hosts a number of events during the year.  Check here for information on upcoming and past events:

Department Seminar Courses
Other Events


Stories and Voices

Keeping you involved and continuing to learn together post-graduation

Anthony Kinslow
Anthony Kinslow
PhD '19, Civil & Environmental Engineering

“ I first became interested in combating climate change in high school, after watching An Inconvenient ... ”

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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