About Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree, including a cooperative education component, in four years combined with one year to attain a Master of Engineering Degree. Both the Bachelor of Science (BSCE) and the Master of Engineering (MEng) degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The department also offers a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. program through the Graduate School.


We have structured our curriculum so that upon completion of the program, students are prepared to be competitive in the rapidly evolving industry. With the world focused on sustainability and efficiency, the faculty in the CEE department work hard to make sure curriculum is relevant and applicable. Our faculty are involved in many progressive and ground-breaking research projects in various fields of civil engineering. We offer specialized courses in the following areas:

  • Water Resources
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural
  • Transportation

As a student in the Civil Engineering program at UofL you will receive a holistic education that puts theory and analytical skills to practical use during a series of design-oriented classes that emphasize open-ended problems. BSCE and MEng students are required to complete three semesters of on-the-job learning through the Cooperative Education Program give student’s hands-on experience.

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Research opportunities for upperclassmen and graduate students include projects such as improving aesthetics and reducing potential health hazards in local streams and rivers, assessing earthquake and flood hazards, preventing roadway collapses by detection of underground cavities, and uses for biosolids from waste water treatment.