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The Civil and Environmental Engineering Programs

Mission. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering integrates research, education, and professional service in areas related to civil infrastructure and the environment. We provide the profession and academia with outstanding graduates who advance both engineering practice and fundamental knowledge.

Program Educational Objectives. The objectives of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program at the University of California, Davis are to produce civil and environmental engineers who (1) are proficient in the fundamentals of engineering science, analytical and quantitative reasoning, and design in the context of civil and environmental engineering, (2) are able to apply these skills in developing safe, sustainable, economical and environmentally sound solutions to civil engineering problems either within the profession or through post-graduate research, (3) grow professionally in their careers through continued development of technical and management skills, achievement of professional licensure, and assumption of roles of responsibility in professional service, and (4) understand the needs and represent the diversity of the program's constituencies*, thereby serving the needs of society and the profession.

*The constituency of the CEE program includes our students and those organizations or employers that they might join during career paths spanning professional practice, education, and research. Specifically, these constituents may include consulting firms and organizations, state and federal agencies or laboratories, universities, cities and counties, contractors, civil-product manufacturers and suppliers, and environmental organizations.

Study Abroad and Civil Engineering. The department offers courses in locations such as Ireland, Italy, and Japan through the Summer Abroad Program. Students may also complete a portion of the civil engineering program at an international institution, such as the University of Edinburgh, by participating in an Education Abroad Program. The department encourages interested students to participate in both Summer Abroad and Education Abroad Programs. Please consult with the undergraduate staff adviser in the department for more information. Often students are in their junior or senior year of study when they participate in this option.

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