Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department emphasizes a collaborative, hands-on approach to education, combining research and real-world application in a multidisciplinary program of study. Our goal is to educate and inspire students to become problem solvers and leaders in engineering, technology, computer science, and related disciplines.


The department engages with industry and government in a broad range of research that has immediate impact on the public good. Research foci include environmental, structural and geotechnical engineering, risk assessment, and mechanics.


In addition to undergraduate programs in civil engineering and engineering mechanics, the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).