Pitt | Swanson Engineering

A bachelors in Civil Engineering is one of the top five in-demand bachelor's degrees according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Spring 2008 Salary Survey, with starting salaries almost at the top of that list. Employment growth for civil engineers is expected to move at a pace that is faster than the average for all occupations.

The University of Pittsburgh has a proud tradition in civil engineering education, reinforced by a faculty deeply concerned about their students. Graduates from the Department of Civil Engineering have become leaders in their profession, serving with government, private consulting firms and contractors and in research and academic institutions.

Civil engineers at Pitt have the opportunity to engage in undergraduate and graduate programs in a broad range of topics, including structures, environmental, water resources, green construction, geotechnical engineering and construction management. Other electives include  applied mechanics and mathematics, legal issues, and computer aided design.

The department accomplished faculty, top-notch educational and research facilities and partnerships with industry provide the necessary edge for our graduates to discover satisfying careers meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The emphasis is to provide an education that focuses on engineering and construction for sustainable development, leaving the next generations with a society that continues to offer a high quality of life.


Swanson School announces 2015 roster of Distinguished Alumni

All SSoE News, Bioengineering, Chemical & Petroleum, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Industrial, MEMS

PITTSBURGH (January 26, 2015) … Seven alumni who have made an impact across public, private and government sectors will be recognized by the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering with the 51 st Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The award honors those Pitt alumni who have made


Pitt faculty edit, contribute findings to special issue of Energy Technology

All SSoE News, Chemical & Petroleum, Civil & Environmental

PITTSBURGH- University of Pittsburgh researchers have shared their findings from three studies related to shale gas in a recent special issue of the journal Energy Technology , edited by Götz Veser , the Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in Pitt's Swanson Sch
Joe Miksch

Pitt researcher receives NSF grant to further study how long Ebola can live

All SSoE News, Civil & Environmental

PITTSBURGH- The Ebola virus travels from person to person through direct contact with infected body fluids. But how long can the virus survive on glass surfaces or countertops? How long can it live in wastewater when liquid wastes from a patient end up in the sewage system? In an article publishe
Cara Masset

Pitt civil engineering researchers receive nearly $500,000 DOE grant to explore new cost-effective method to treat high-saline water

All SSoE News, Civil & Environmental

PITTSBURGH (November 10, 2014) …Developing a method to utilize waste heat from thermoelectric plants to treat high-saline water from hydrofracturing and other processes is the focus of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant recently awarded to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson


Three Faculty Positions in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

All SSoE News, Civil & Environmental, Open Positions

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for up to three tenure-track faculty positions effective September 1, 2014. These positions are part of the strategic expansion intended to support research and teaching activities in enviro

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