The Civil Engineering Department is one of the most productive and progressive academic units in the College of Engineering. We are first in the College with respect to research expenditures per faculty. Our enrollment is approximately 1000 students, which includes 428 undergraduate, 408 master's, and 104 Ph.D. students. Our research facilities and centers are exemplary. The faculty, staff, and students have transformed the department to a new level of excellence in research and teaching that directly addresses local and national engineering needs by providing innovative solutions to the most challenging problems facing our nation's infrastructure.
The Department provides state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and computing facilities. The undergraduate program requires courses in all areas of Civil Engineering, with the flexibility to choose courses in several sub-disciplines. Courses are offered in six broad technical areas: construction engineering and management, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, transportation engineeringand water resources engineering.
Graduate students and faculty are active in a wide variety of research projects with both internal and external funding.