Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Two students in front of a laptopThe Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon offers a unique interdisciplinary program that enables you to develop imaginative solutions to real-world engineering problems.

With access to cutting-edge research and technology, high achieving, energetic - yet approachable - faculty, and an innovative and flexible curriculum, we consistently rank among the top engineering programs by US News and World Report.
Our collegial, supportive and respectful climate and exceptional student/faculty ratio lead to successful alumni who maintain involvement and contact with the departmental throughout their professional careers.


2023 U.S. News & World Report Graduate Program Rankings
2022 U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Program Rankings


“My time in the CEE department has been highlighted by newly acquired skills, frameworks of thinking, and never-before-seen obstacles but it has been especially marked by a newly acquired family. The people you meet in your classes make the experience entirely worthwhile and make the toughest of academic times (and not) easier to manage.” 

Christian Madrigal (MS) 

Alumni Survey Reveals Strength and Variety of Options Available to CEE Grads

With a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree from CEE, Carnegie Mellon graduates are well-equipped to achieve their career and continuing education goals, according to results from the University’s First Destination Career Outcomes survey.


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