Mission and Vision


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides an educational, professional, and intellectual experience that enables a diverse body of students, alumni, faculty, and staff to contribute to society through teaching, research, practice, and service.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will develop internationally prominent educational and research programs that will benefit all of our constituencies and, in doing so, we will become an international Department of Choice.

Guiding Principles

We will continually work to engage our students, faculty, and staff in the integration, creation, and dissemination of knowledge through teamwork, personalized instruction, research, and outreach. We will value diversity. We will measure our success by the success of our graduates and by the growth in the Department's prestige.