Carnegie Mellon University

Our Civil Engineering curriculum is intended to allow ample opportunity for you to pursue areas of personal interest. The opportunity for self-exploration requires careful advising to gain meaningful educational experiences.

We believe in a focus on design and teamwork within the curriculum, as well as appropriate hands-on experience in laboratories and projects. We encourage our students to participate in research projects and to pursue study or work abroad.

Program Accreditation

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program are to develop graduates who embody the following definitions:

  • Graduates distinguish themselves within their organizations as individuals who are able to provide sustainable solutions to a wide range of conventional, cutting-edge, and emerging professional challenges related to one or more of the areas of the built, natural and information environments.
  • Graduates are innovative, proactive, and adaptive professionals, who are highly engaged in their professional communities; graduates are prepared to take on leadership positions within their organizations and communities.
  • Graduates are able to contribute and collaborate on developing solutions to local and global problems; graduates are able to cross geographic, cultural, and discipline boundaries in developing solutions.
Academic Year Enrollment* Graduated
2019-20 90 25
2018-19 93 26
2017-18 96 36
2016-17 87 22
2015-16 93 32

*Total undergraduate enrollment includes sophomores, juniors, and seniors.


Want to be part of our Civil and Environmental Engineering department?

You will apply for admission through the University and declare your major mid-semester of the second semester of your freshman year. If you would like Civil and Environmental Engineering to be your primary major, you must declare your major no later than mid-semester of your final semester sophomore year. 

Please visit the CMU Undergraduate Admissions to start your application!

A :59 second look at what it is like to be a student in Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University!