Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Engineering Abroad: Building a ‘Mega Construction Project’ in Qatar

With a residential development, hotel, shopping mall, and amusement park, senior Ahmad Khanzada (CEE ’17) spent a very busy summer working with AECOM on ... Read More »

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2017 News Stories

Thursday, June 22, 2017

AEESP Honors Small with 2017 O’Melia Award

Professor Mitch Small, the H. John Heinz, III Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, recently received the 2017 Charles R. O’Melia Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP). MORE
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CMU Power Sector Carbon Index Reveals Promising Trends in Battle Against Climate Change

From 2005 to 2017, the CO2 emissions intensity from US electricity production has decreased nearly 24%, according to the latest update of the Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index. MORE
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Christian Awarded Wimmer Faculty Fellowship

CEE Assistant Teaching Professor Sarah Christian was recently selected as one of five 2017- 2018 Wimmer Faculty Fellows at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation. MORE
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MS Student Awarded Prize at Annual Shale Innovation Contest

Masters student Nyla Khan was part of a team whose research recently won a $500 award at the 6th Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest. MORE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Honoring The Breaks They Were Given

Henry Posner III, Anne Molloy and Bob and Chris Pietrandrea have immortalized a 30-year friendship with an endowed professorship. MORE
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CEE at the Meeting of the Minds

CEE students Rebecca TienDaniel Ha, and Roseanne Usnay presented a diverse array of projects last week alongside other undergraduate students at the Meeting of the Minds, CMU’s undergraduate research symposium. MORE
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Her Heart is in the Work: CEE Student Angela Ng Receives Student Service Award

As a Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biomedical Engineering double major, Angela Ng’s continuous passion for academics, community service, and leadership embodies her interpretation of Andrew Carnegie’s vision for the Carnegie Mellon community. MORE
Monday, April 17, 2017

Undergraduate Research: Being Part of a Team

Jonathan Ying joins CEE/EPP Professor Meagan Mauter's research team to develop models and tools to allow steam power plants to evaluate the options for complying with ELG guidelines. MORE
Friday, April 14, 2017

Three CEE Faculty Awarded SEED Grants

Three CEE faculty were named as 2017 recipients of the Scott Institute’s annual Seed Grants for Energy Research, which support CMU faculty research in the areas of energy, environment, and policy. MORE

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Advanced Infrastructure Systems 

Application and exploration of emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), infrastructure systems and associated processes, such as planning, design, construction, facility/infrastructure management, and environmental monitoring.

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Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science

Interdisciplinary inquiry that spans engineering, science, social sciences, and policy which aims to provide skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet environmental stewardship and sustainability challenges of the 21st Century.

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Mechanics, Materials and Computing

Research conducted focuses on the scientific understanding and practical application of the emergent complex behavior of materials.


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US News and World Report Program Rankings

We are proud of how our civil engineering and environmental engineering programs rank as a top engineering program by US News and World Report.

2018 U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings

8th for Environmental Engineering Graduate Degree
10th for Civil Engineering Graduate Degree

2017 U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Program Rankings

9th for Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Degree
11th for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Degree