Undergraduate Program

Civil Engineering students The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Delaware offers three degree programs following ABET accreditation standards:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management

Students can choose a focus from multiple concentrations and take advantage of a wealth of opportunities, including study abroad, undergraduate research, the honors program, internships and co-op experiences, and a 4+1 program that allows students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time. Undergraduate Programs Overview >>

Graduate Programs

Classroom of students The department offers the following graduate degree and certificate programs:

  • Master’s degrees: Master of Civil Engineering (MCE); Master of Applied Science  (MAS); Master of Science in Ocean Engineering (M.S.)
  • Dual Degree: Master of Civil Engineering/Master of Business Administration (MCE/MBA)
  • Ph.D. Degrees: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering; Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering
  • Certificate: Graduate Certificate in Railroad Engineering

Students pursuing graduate degrees in Civil Engineering can choose from the following concentration areas: Civil Infrastructure Systems, Coastal Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering. Graduate Programs Overview >>

Research Areas

Student in lab measuring with a flask and graduated cylinder Research in civil and environmental engineering is often an interdisciplinary endeavor. Our faculty specialize in six main areas (listed below) but frequently cross group and departmental boundaries to collaborate with experts in other areas, ranging from materials science to biochemistry to oceanography.

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Recent News

Alumni Recognized by Delaware Engineering Society

At the Delaware Engineering Society’s annual Engineers Week Banquet, held on February 21, 2019, two Blue Hens received top honors: Alan G. Steinle, ’70, and Scott Walls, ’11, ’18. Alan G. Steinle Steinle was named the 2019 Engineer of the Year for his advancement of...

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Light Wakes Up Freshwater Bacteria

Researchers find pond bacteria grows faster during the day, suggest a genetic explanation Some of the bacteria that live in ponds, lakes and other freshwater environments grow faster during the day, even though they don’t take in sunlight as an energy source,...

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Kaliakin recognized for contributions to soil modeling

Victor Kaliakin, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, received the Fumio Tatsuoka Best Paper Award of 2018 from the journal Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology. The award is named for Fumio...

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Rachel Schaefer

Civil Engineering senior Rachel Schaefer explores how vegetation can reduce erosion of Delaware River island.

Student Success


Civil Engineering graduates are employed or pursuing further education.


Environment Engineering graduates are employed or pursuing further education.

UD-CEE Ranked 17th in Nation

Top colleges in the US

The National Research Council (NRC) study of doctoral programs in the United States ranked UD’s doctoral programs in civil and environmental engineering 17th nationwide in research activity.

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