Civil & Environmental Engineering, Master of Science College of Engineering


Civil & Environmental Engineering

With over forty faculty members, over $20 million in annual research expenditures and about 200 graduate students, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering integrates research, education and professional service in areas related to civil infrastructure and the environment. Graduate students benefit from close working relationships with professors who are the leading international experts in their field. Students pursuing their M.S. degrees have the opportunity to follow a more coursework-focused track or research-focused track. Graduate students pursuing their M.S. will specialize in one of five core areas: environmental, geotechnical, structural/structural mechanics, transportation or water resources engineering. Our graduates go on to serve the profession and academia by advancing the leading edge of fundamental knowledge, as well as engineering practice.

Financial support is available in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and financial aid. Many graduate students in our program are either fully or partially supported through one or more of these paths.

Research Area Highlights

  • Alternative fuel transportation infrastructure
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental planning and management
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulics and fluid mechanics
  • Hydrology
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Structural mechanics
  • Systems planning and design
  • Transportation engineering
  • Transportation planning and design
  • Water resources engineering

Research Facilities & Partnerships

  • Air Quality Research Center
  • Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics
  • Center for Geotechnical Modeling
  • Center for Watershed Sciences
  • Center for Water-Energy Efficiency
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • J. Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory (JAHL)
  • John Muir Institute of the Environment
  • Pavement Research Center & Advanced Transportation Infrastructure Research Center
  • Tahoe Environmental Research Center
  • Western Cooling Efficiency Center

Complete Information is on our website.