Novel Blood-Powered Chip Offers Real-Time Health Monitoring
Novel Blood-Powered Chip Offers Real-Time Health Monitoring

Researchers develop the first-ever device powered by blood to measure blood electrical conductivity

Convergence and Collaboration to Achieve Circularity
Convergence and Collaboration to Achieve Circularity

Research collaboration between the University of Georgia and Pitt move to the next phase of their $5 million NSF Convergence Accelerator project

Early CAREER Celebration
Early CAREER Celebration

Five Pitt Engineering Faculty Receive Highly Competitive NSF Awards for Early Career Research

From Treatment to Tap: Discovering the Secrets of Pathogen Survival in Drinking Water Systems
From Treatment to Tap: Discovering the Secrets of Pathogen Survival in Drinking Water Systems

Pitt Assistant Professor Sarah Haig receives a CAREER award to improve the treatment processes for drinking water

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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?

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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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