Next Generation Spinal Fusion Goes "Meta"
Next Generation Spinal Fusion Goes "Meta"

Pitt Engineer receives $557K NIH funding for world’s first in vivo trials of metamaterial orthopedic implants

Engineering Solutions for Mexico’s Water Crisis
Engineering Solutions for Mexico’s Water Crisis

CEE PhD candidate María José Jiménez received a prestigious award for her published work in water remediation

Putting the IDEA to Action
Putting the IDEA to Action

Pitt’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering developed the IDEA Committee to improve inclusivity issues found in engineering education and beyond

Cracking Down on Cracked Concrete
Cracking Down on Cracked Concrete

CEE Professor Kent Harries and his team receive the prestigious Robert J. Lyman Award for their paper studying partially debonded strands

Predicting How Climate Change Affects Infrastructure Without Damaging the Subject
Predicting How Climate Change Affects Infrastructure Without Damaging the Subject

Pitt engineers receive more than $700k to create a digital twin of the building that houses our sustainability institute to understand the effects of climate change on critical infrastructure

Behind the Shower Curtain: Investigating How Showerhead Features Impact the Bacteria We Are Exposed To
Behind the Shower Curtain: Investigating How Showerhead Features Impact the Bacteria We Are Exposed To

CEE Assistant Professor Sarah Haig receives $420k from the NSF to understand how different showerhead features impact exposure to drinking water-associated pathogens

Pitt Engineer Leads Successful International Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites
Pitt Engineer Leads Successful International Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites

CEE Professor Kent Harries served as the co-chair for CICE 2023 in Brazil, bringing together civil engineers from around the world

Academic Spotlight

Environmental Engineering

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Civil Engineering: By the Numbers (USN&WR)

#4

Engr Jobs

#27

Best STEM Jobs

$88K

Median Salary

5%

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Research Spotlight

Studying Infrastructure with a Digital Twin

Pitt engineers receive more than $700k to create a digital building twins to understand the effects of climate change on critical infrastructure

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 #4 Best Engineering Job? Or that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 5 percent employment growth for civil engineers through 2032?

Read more here!

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.

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