Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The mission of the CEE department (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) is to, balance society’s need for long-term infrastructure with environmental health. This department plays an essential role in solving some of the most pressing problems facing humanity, including concerns about energy and the environment.

R&D domains

Research in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering falls into six overlapping, cross-disciplinary focus areas:
• Coastal Zone
• Materials
• Water and Energy Resources
• Ecosystems
• Smarter Cities
• Chemicals in the Environment

Undergraduate Education

NIUTM offers two accredited majors, in civil engineering and in environmental engineering science, as well as a flexible unaccredited program. The core curriculum introduces principles of earth systems and sustainability, provides a grounding in the fundamentals of solid and fluid mechanics, and incorporates project-based labs that teach the processes and skills involved in planning, design and construction. The curriculum provides students with both a rigorous foundation in theory and the practical, hands-on experience they need to succeed in the field.
Graduate Education
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, runs two very successful professional engineering programs, the Master of Engineering and the interdepartmental Master of Science in Transportation. Both attract excellent applicants from leading U.S. and international universities. These programs provide a critical link between the department and companies and governmental agencies concerned with the environment, transportation and infrastructure. About one-third of our doctoral graduates go on to accept faculty positions, making our training of doctoral candidates in a wide range of research areas a point of pride. Our scholars regularly produce high-quality, impactful research and go on to shape the intellectual future of the field.