Civil Engineering: By the Numbers (USN&WR)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Pittsburgh is proud of its history and tradition in civil and environmental engineering education, reinforced by a faculty who are dedicated to their students. The curriculum prepares students to tackle today’s most eminent engineering, environmental and societal challenges.
Did you know Civil Engineering is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 Best Engineering Job? Or that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 8.2 percent employment growth for civil engineers through 2030?
Undergraduate and graduate students (M.S. and PhD) have the opportunity to study and conduct research in a diverse range of areas including structures, geotechnical and pavements, water resources, transportation, mining, environmental, water resources, sustainability and green design, and construction management. Graduates have become leaders in our profession, serving with government, private consulting firms and contractors as well as research in private industry and academic institutions.
The undergraduate curriculum culminates in a capstone design project which enables students to put into practice what they learned in the classroom, and offers a direct connection to local civil and environmental engineering professionals who consult with students throughout the semester.
The department employs world-class faculty and offers access to first-rate educational and research facilities and partnerships with industry. These provide the necessary edge for graduates to discover and pursue satisfying careers that have profound impact on current and future challenges for society.
Please enjoy exploring and learning about our department. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.