Department of

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering!

We are pleased to offer B.S., M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees with emphasis in the following technical areas: Civil Systems; Environmental & Water Resources; Geotechnical and Materials Engineering; Structures; and Transportation.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recently launched two new one-year Master of Engineering degree programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

Find out more information here.

Deadline for our new M.Eng programs is:

  • April 30, 2015 for admission in Fall 2015.

Deadlines for our M.S. and Ph.D. programs are:

  • December 15, 2014 for admission in Fall 2015.
  • September 15, 2015 for admission in Spring 2016.

Application for all graduate programs can be found here.


April 2, 2015

The 2015 Annual Thomas C. Kavanagh Lecture

7:30 p.m.

108 Forum Building

University Park, Pa


April 3, 2015

Geomechanics Lecture

11:15 a.m.

251 Willard Building

University Park, Pa

April 7, 2015

The 2nd Annual Distinguished Civil/Environmental Engineering Alumni Lecture

7 p.m.

202 Hammond Building

University Park, Pa


April 11 & 12, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Regional (MAR) Competition

Stone Valley Recreational Area


May 8, 2015

Spring Commencement

8 p.m.

Bryce Jordan Center

University Park, Pa



Read our Spring 2015 E-newsletter: Spring 2015


Read our Annual 2014 Newsletter: Winter 2014




Bridges to Prosperity students group photo








Bridges to Prosperity completed Panama project last summer.

News & Events

Latest NSF rankings: Penn State civil engineering ranks No.9 nationally.

Ranking Article


Civil engineering senior Dennis James helps enhance ExxonMobil’s project development process.

Student Article


Concrete solutions to aging bridges

Bridge Article


ITE/MASITE Joint Meeting

Meeting Article


Ramaji receives Chicago high-rise committee scholarship award

Scholarship Article


ACI Dinner at the Tavern

Dinner Article


Kappe Environmental Engineering Seminar

Kappe Article


NSF award supports Warn's research on building design

Warn Article


Researchers propose way to remove iron from contaminated water

Burgos Article


Seminar with Dr. Tyler Ley, associate professor at Oklahoma State University

Ley Article


National organization honors Kearney as a New Face of Civil Engineering

Kearney Article


The 23rd Annual Housing and Land Development Conference

Conference Article


Assistant professor Tong Qiu awarded $500K grant to study landslides

NSF Article


Student home builders team takes first place in national competition

NAHB Article


Civil engineering undergrads develop mine water treatment plant for PaDEP

Treatment Plant Article


Scholarships to enhance learning opportunities for architectural engineering and civil engineering students

Scholarship Article


The 2015 Annual Thomas C. Kavanagh Lecture

Kavanagh Lecture Article


Department welcomes new civil engineering faculty member

Ilgin Guler article


Past News Articles