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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Preparing Students for Success

Our program prepares graduates for the practice of civil engineering at the professional level with confidence and skills necessary to meet the technical and social challenges of the future.

Comprehensive Program

Comprehensive Program

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Hands-on Learning

Students are fully prepared for careers in the diverse field of civil engineering.

CEE at Rutgers

The civil engineering program at Rutgers prepares graduates at the professional level with confidence and the skills necessary to meet the technical of the future from construction and infrastructure to resource management and transportation.

Our students tackle issues of global importance, including the sustainability of infrastructures, the impact of transportation on the environment, deploying emerging concepts and technologies in the construction of new facilities, and much more.

Our faculty members are leading innovators with recent technological advances that include a robot that examines bridge surfaces using sophisticated tools and a 3-D geospatial mapping instrument.


While we are the oldest engineering discipline at Rutgers, our current research is at the forefront of everything from intelligent transportation systems including high-speed railroad technology to decision analysis in shaping the future of infrastructure management practices. 

Key research areas include:

•    Construction Engineering and Management
•    Infrastructure Engineering
•    Geotechnical Engineering
•    Structural Engineering and Infrastructure Materials
•    Transportation Engineering
•    Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Experiencing Civil Engineering

Our students benefit from local and international field visits, which enable them to apply theoretical principles learned in the classroom to the real world. Members of the Rutgers Engineers Without Borders program have travelled abroad to countries including Kenya, Thailand, and El Salvador.

In addition to the extensive research opportunities available, students have many opportunities to gain hands-on engineering experience through summer internships among leading industry and government organizations.



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Four Questions for Assistant Professor Tyler Oathes

Tyler Oathes, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is interested in understanding the seismic and static behavior of geosystems and reducing the hazards they pose to society. 

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Meet Ian Walczak

“Civil engineers built the world. What I do on a day-to-day basis could affect thousands of people and makes you responsible for people’s lives.”

Ian is a Rutgers School of Engineering senior from Toms River, New Jersey enrolled in the five-year dual BS/MS degree program. Here, the structural engineering student shares thoughts on his Rutgers experience and his plans for the future.

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