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.

Research Overview >>

Recent News

Bridging Science and Society

The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) has selected its fifth class of DENIN Environmental Fellows, which includes two graduate engineering students.

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Keeping Food Out of Landfills

UD engineers partner with Delaware Solid Waste Authority to reduce food waste in landfills You probably throw out more food than you realize. Food waste makes up 21.6 percent of municipal waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “This is not a good use…

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Oct. 11: Denver Alumni Meet & Greet

Join us at Wynkoop Brewery on Thursday, October 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. Meet Sue McNeil, department chair, and enjoy the company of colleagues and friends from UD. We would like to hear about your experiences after UD, as well as keep you up to date on the exciting new programs and events happening at UD right now.

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Research Spotlight

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.

Read more about Student Success here.

UD-CEE ranked 17th in nation

The National Research Council (NRC) study of doctoral programs in the United States ranked UD’s doctoral programs in civil and environmental engineering ranked 17th nationwide in research activity. Click here to learn more about our graduate programs.