Student Success

At the University of Delaware, we know that the path to success starts long before graduation. As a student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, you will have access to a variety of resources, programs, activities and opportunities to enhance your academic experience. When you graduate – whether you decide to launch a professional career or pursue additional studies – you will be well rounded and highly qualified for a successful future in engineering.

Information on this page is derived from UD’s career outcomes survey for the Class of 2017 and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s student survey of the Class of 2018.

%

of civil engineering graduates are employed or pursuing further education.

%

of environmental engineering graduates are employed or pursuing further education.

%

of construction engineering and management students complete a 26-week co-op.

Recent graduates of our department enjoy…

Job Offers From

Starting Salaries

  • AECOM*
  • AmeriCorps*
  • Becker Morgan Group*
  • CDM Smith*
  • Century Engineering, Inc.
  • Deloitte*
  • Diamond Materials, LLC
  • Ferreira Construction
  • Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates
  • HNTB*
  • IMC Construction*
  • JMT*

* Indicates offer was accepted

  • Karins and Associates*
  • KCI*
  • McCormick Taylor
  • Pennoni*
  • PULLMAN
  • Skanska USA
  • Turner Construction Company*
  • United States Air Force*
  • Wallace Montgomery
  • Whitman, Requardt and Assoc., LLP*

$54-55K

Recent graduates of our department enjoy…

Job offers from

* Indicates offer was accepted

  • AECOM*
  • AmeriCorps*
  • Becker Morgan Group*
  • CDM Smith*
  • Century Engineering, Inc.
  • Deloitte*
  • Diamond Materials, LLC
  • Ferreira Construction
  • Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates
  • HNTB*
  • IMC Construction*
  • JMT*
  • Karins and Associates*
  • KCI*
  • McCormick Taylor
  • Pennoni*
  • PULLMAN
  • Skanska USA
  • Turner Construction Company*
  • United States Air Force*
  • Wallace Montgomery
  • Whitman, Requardt and Assoc., LLP

Starting salaries

$54-55K

Some graduates of our program pursue further education.

Graduate Schools include

Duke University

University of California-Davis

University of California-Berkeley

Johns Hopkins University

Pennsylvania State University

University of Colorado

 

Northeastern University

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Delaware

Oregon State University

Stevens Institute of Technology

University of Virginia

Students in our department have additional opportunities for hands-on learning.

Recent Internships and Research Opportunities

  • Narragansett Engineering
  • Undergraduate research
  • WBCM
  • Diamond Materials
  • AECOM
  • Stonefield Engineering & Design
  • DelDOT
  • JMT
  • University of Delaware Department of Health and Safety
  • National Grid
  • Whitman, Requardt & Associates
  • Neglia Engineering Associates
  • County of Bergen, NJ
  • North East Water Resources Network
  • Karins and Associates
  • Taylor Wiseman & Taylor
  • Atlantic Traffic & Design Engineers, Inc.
  • Whiting-Turner
  • Woodard & Curran
  • Century Engineering
  • Ready Pac Foods
  • Wilmington Area Planning Council
  • McCormick Taylor
  • PULLMANA
  • Structural Group
  • Turner Construction Company
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection
  • Langan
  • Skanska USA
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program at University of Massachusetts
  • Delaware Center for Transportation
  • Diamond State Management
  • Sungevity
  • AMTRAK
  • Kiely Construction

Some students conduct additional research and write senior theses.

Recent Research Topics

“A Steady Stake Lake Euthrophication Model with Modern Kinetics”

“Homeowner Willingness to Accept a Voluntary Property Acquisition Offer to Reduce Hurricane Losses: A Statistical Model”

“Biochar Effect on Plant Growth, Water Availability, and Nutrient Removal”

“Experimental Evaluation of the Engineering Behavior of SoilBiochar Mixture as a Roadway Construction Material”

“How Biochar Can Help Sustain Our Environment”

“Operationalizing the Concept of Resilience: A Case Study of Flooding in North Carolina”

“Effects on Munition Due to Tidal Patterns”

“Evaluation of a Hybrid Treatment System for Fracking Wastewater”

“Hydrodynamics and Beach Erosion During Storms on Delaware Beaches”

“Shoreline Morphology Due to Vessel Generated Wakes”

“Investigation of Wind and Vessel Generated Wave Attenuation by Marsh Vegetation”

“Effect of Hurricane Retrofit Characteristics on Homeowners’ Decisions to Implement Them”

“Understanding Oil Removal Through Oil-Mineral-Microbial Flocculation Processes”

“Applying Biochar as Roadway Soil Amendment in New Castle County”

“Aerobic Bio-Digester for On-Site Food Waste Disposal”

Our students participate in a wide variety of clubs and activities.

Student activities

Athletics

Varsity Cross Country
Track and Field
Men’s Crew
Intramural and Club Sports
Cockpit Crazies

Community Service

BuildOn
Puppy Raisers of the University of Delaware
Canine Companions at UD
UD Alternative Break
Gamma Sigma Sigma

Event Groups

Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB)
Perkins Live
UDance

Greek Life

Phi Kappa Psi
Sigma Kappa
Alpha Delta Pi

Honors

Tau Beta Phi – Engineering Honor Society
Chi Epsilon – Civil Engineering Honor Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Interest Clubs

Veg Club
Photography Club
Sailing Club
Dungeons & Dragons
Church AV Team

Leadership

Blue Hen Ambassador
Blue Hen Leadership Program
Air Force and Army ROTC
Student Alumni Ambassadors
Student Athlete Mentor (HENS)

Performance Groups

DelReMi A Capella
Isodynamic Dance Group
Marching Band
Orchestra
Choir

Professional & Academic

Sigma Phi Delta – Engineering Fraternity
Alpha Omega Epsilon – Engineering Sorority
American Society of Engineers
American Society of Highway Engineers
University of Delaware Collegiate FFA
Engineers Without Borders
McNair Scholars

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