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PhD Students in Civil or Environmental Engineering

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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: Coastal Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering & Civil Infrastructure Systems, 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

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Global Engineering

UD engineering students travel abroad to understand the complexities of solving international challenges.

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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 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