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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering: building skills to build a better world.

Civil and environmental engineering is the engineering of constructed facilities:

  • buildings, bridges, tunnels, and dams
  • harbors and airports
  • waterways, railways, and highways
  • water power, irrigation, drainage, and water supply
  • wastewater and hazardous waste disposal
  • environmental health systems

Civil engineers are the professionals who plan, design, direct the construction, and oversee the maintenance of these facilities.

Academic programs

Students who study civil engineering may be interested in pursuing advanced degrees, including UMassD's PhD in Engineering & Applied Science.

Excellence in civil engineering

The department’s faculty members are excellent teachers, active researchers, and recognized innovators, with a focus on:

  • coastal engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transportation engineering
  • water resources engineering

Our up-to-date classrooms, laboratories, and facilities make cutting-edge learning and discovery possible—with research opportunities available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Civil & environmental engineering at UMassD

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