Carnegie Mellon University

Vision Statement

The department vision is to continue to achieve national and international recognition through innovation in civil and environmental engineering education and research, and through the impact of our research and alumni in three focus areas: advanced infrastructure systems; environmental engineering, sustainability, and science; and mechanics, materials and computing. Our vision includes our department being a collegial, collaborative and welcoming environment in which to learn and work.

Mission Statement

To create, disseminate and integrate knowledge of engineering, science and technology that expands the civil and environmental engineering knowledge base, which in turn enables the betterment of human society;

To develop and transfer innovative applications of engineering, science and technology to improve civil and environmental engineering practice; 

To be highly effective leaders in the conduct of interdisciplinary research and the development of innovative approaches to solving civil and environmental engineering problems;

To attract and welcome undergraduate students to our Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering, and to graduate them as problem solvers who use relevant engineering approaches to develop innovative solutions, who become leaders in their organizations, and who possess the knowledge and skills required for a wide range of careers, career challenges, and lifelong learning;

To attract and welcome graduate students into advanced study and to graduate Master of Science and Doctoral students who possess depth in their chosen focus area and are highly respected for their academic strengths, flexibility, and leadership;

To maintain an intellectually challenging and collaborative environment which is supportive and welcoming, and that enables and encourages our students, faculty and staff to achieve their best in a diverse community.

To attract and welcome undergraduate students to our Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering, and to graduate them as problem solvers who use relevant engineering approaches to develop innovative solutions, who become leaders in their organizations, and who possess the knowledge and skills required for a wide range of careers, career challenges, and lifelong learning;

To attract and welcome graduate students into advanced study and to graduate Master of Science and Doctoral students who possess depth in their chosen focus area and are highly respected for their academic strengths, flexibility, and leadership;

To maintain an intellectually challenging and collaborative environment which is supportive and welcoming, and that enables and encourages our students, faculty and staff to achieve their best in a diverse community.

Statement of Values

OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR CORE STRENGTH
Our primary strength lies in our students, faculty and staff.

EXCELLENCE
Excellence is our goal in all our endeavors.

INTEGRITY
Engineering research, education, and practice all demand the highest moral and ethical standards.

RESPECT FOR ALL
Respect for all encourages our community to enjoy a diversity of opinion, intellectual perspective, and cultural heritage.

COLLEGIALITY
A collegial, collaborative and welcoming environment is vital to our success.

INTERDISCIPLINARITY
Our strong support for interdisciplinary education and research enhances our achievements, contributions to civil and environmental engineering, and our collegial environment.

INNOVATION
Our history and culture of innovation in civil and environmental engineering education and research is an important foundation for our contributions to the field.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Continuous improvement and innovation are essential to accomplish our goals.

ENGAGEMENT IN COMMUNITY
Engagement with campus, public, and professional communities is important to our strength and vitality.