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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Celebrating Earth Month

DENIN Environmental Fellows in Action

Danhui Xin, Demystifying the Chemistry Behind Biochar

“Biochar is seeing wide use these days, but it’s viewed as almost a magic powder,” says Danhui Xin, DENIN Environmental Fellow and Ph.D. student. Her research aims to increase the scientific understanding behind why and how biochar works. Read More

Xiangmin Liang, Making Bioplastic from Microorganisms in Wastewater Sludge

Did you know that microbiologists and engineers have been working for several years to harvest plastics from bacteria in wastewater sludge? Now Xiangmin Liang, a UD Ph.D. student and DENIN Environmental Fellow, is trying to make the plastics stronger. Read More

Recent News

In Her Nature

UD grad student recognized for supporting first-generation college students, environmental causes.

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Protecting Buildings From Earthquake Damage

Engineering professor studies effectiveness of retrofits to strengthen concrete structures The most recent major earthquake to hit the United States shook the ground around Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 30, 2018. Jovan Tatar, an assistant professor of civil and...

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June 7-9, 2019

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Undergraduate Research Spotlight

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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