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Collaborating to engineer solutions for a resilient, sustainable future.

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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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Tracking COVID infections through wastewater

The COVID pandemic marks the first time scientists have been able to track a respiratory disease through wastewater analysis. In this Q&A, civil and environmental engineering Professor Alexandria Boehm discusses how she, Marlene Wolfe, and a team of researchers developed a system for monitoring prevalence on campus and collaborated with public health officers on an epidemiology project serving a number of communities across California.


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In The News

Sustainability Accelerator brings people, policy to fast-track real-world solutions

The Sustainability Accelerator is one piece of the school’s distinctive three-part structure that also includes rigorous academic departments to generate new knowledge, and institutes to focus interdisciplinary expertise around critical challenges. Several CEE faculty are in the first cohort of 30 teams whose multidisciplinary projects are intended to advance sustainability solutions through partnerships on local, regional, and global scales.

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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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