Graduate Education-Civil and Environmental Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

General Information about Graduate Education

Graduate programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering prepare students for leadership roles in engineering practice, development and research. Although students typically focus their studies in one of the areas of specialization within the department, interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged. Therefore, joint programs with the Carnegie Mellon Schools of Architecture and Business exist.

Specialization Areas: 

Advanced Infrastructure Systems (AIS) 

planning, design, construction, and operation of built infrastructure, with emphasis on: 1) sensing and informatics for the construction, operation and maintenance phases of infrastructure systems; 2) new models, methods and tools for planning, design and project management; and 3) developing more sustainable processes and components used in the built infrastructure

Global Sustainable Construction

Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science (EESS)

air and water quality engineering, science, and modeling; environmental nanotechnology; environment-energy studies, including, bioenergy, carbon capture and sequestration, shale gas; environmental sensing; green design and construction; industrial ecology; life cycle assessment; remediation; risk assessment; sustainable engineering; climate change 


Mechanics, Materials, and Computing (MMC)

modeling and large-scale computer simulation; with emphasis on mechanics of crystalline, granular, and amorphous materials; dislocation mechanics; phase transformations; atomistic simulation; electromechanics of 'smart' materials; engineering seismology, and earthquake engineering

Computational Science and Engineering

Graduate Life in Civil and Environmental Engineering