Undergraduate Program

Civil Engineering students working on wooden bridgeThe 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

Prasad Inaugural Lecture 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

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

Graduate Application Process Update: Due to COVID-19, the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is waiving the GRE requirement for our graduate programs this year. If you wish to apply without a GRE score, please enter a future GRE exam date into the application when prompted. This need not be an actual exam date. Entering any future date will allow your application to forwarded to our review committee where it will receive full consideration. Reporting your scores is entirely optional. If you chose to not submit a GRE score, this will have no bearing on the competitiveness of your application. If you have any questions regarding this process, email Chris Reoli at creoli@udel.edu.

As testing centers have closed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Delaware will temporarily accept the virtual ‘TOEFL at Home’ exam from ETS and the ‘IELTS Indicator’ from the British Council with a one year pilot period. In addition, a third English proficiency test, iTEP Academic-Plus, has been approved by UD during this time.

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Undergraduate Research Spotlight

Civil Engineering senior Sydney Cargill is developing a solar array to study the movement of sand during heavy wave action on a beach.

Civil Engineering senior Sydney Cargill is developing a solar array to study the movement of sand during heavy wave action on a beach.

Student Success


Civil Engineering graduates are employed or pursuing further education.


Environmental 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.

Graduate Programs