Scholarship Opportunity for incoming
PhD Students in Civil or Environmental Engineering
Incoming PhD students may be eligible to apply for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Scholars Award. Click on Scholarship Details to see if you qualify!
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.
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: Coastal Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering & Civil Infrastructure Systems, and Water Resources Engineering.
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.
- Coastal & Ocean
- Environmental & Water
- Transportation Engineering & Civil Infrastructure Systems
- Water Resources
Researching Heavy Metals
UD alumna studies contaminated sites vulnerable to sea level rise.
Preparing for a Changing Climate
UD civil engineers lead research to examine models for coastal readiness at U.S. military bases.
UD engineering students travel abroad to understand the complexities of solving international challenges.
2023 Kerr Lecture: Paul Giroux
Building the Transcontinental Railroad
Please join us for the 2023 Arnold Kerr Lecture in Engineering Mechanics and Design. This year’s seminar will be presented by Raymond “Paul” Giroux.
Paul is a visiting professor of engineering practice at Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering. He has served on numerous industry advisory board and has been an active member of several national committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Monday, April 24, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Trabant Theater, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Reception to follow in Trabant Multipurpose Room
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 graduates are employed or pursuing further education.
Environmental Engineering graduates are employed or pursuing further education.
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 17th nationwide in research activity.