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Prepare to Make a Difference in the World

Undergraduate Experience

Michigan Tech is a leading education and research institution, located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan and close to the largest natural freshwater lake in North America—Lake Superior. The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering is home to four degree programs that will enable you to envision, design, and build a stronger, more sustainable world.

Civil engineers create sustainable solutions to deteriorating infrastructure, traffic congestion, society’s energy needs, pollution, urban redevelopment, community planning, and risks posed by natural hazards such as floods and earthquakes. Environmental engineers play a critical role in making the world a better place and use their education to identify and address environmental issues at the local, national, and global levels. Construction managers build the world around us, from industrial buildings and roads to homes and hospitals. Geospatial engineers measure the world we live in. They verify and establish land boundaries and are key players in the design and layout of infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and cell phone towers.

Begin your future at Michigan Tech—it is the sustainable choice.

Bachelor's Degrees

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Civil Engineering

Tackle the engineering challenges of our society head-on with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Civil engineers are the people's engineers. These professionals are responsible for planning, designing, building, and managing sustainable civil structures including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, water supplies, and sewage systems—addressing the modern needs of a growing global population.


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Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering program at Michigan Tech teaches you how to be a steward for our planet. Environmental engineers are the the earth's engineer. You'll apply your knowledge of chemistry, biology, math, and physics to protect the environment and human health. As a professional you'll be tasked with developing sustainable solutions for an expanding global community.


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Geospatial Engineering

Geospatial engineers are experts in measurement and management of data. At Michigan Tech we offer the right blend of instruction, including plenty of hands-on experiences. You'll be ready to do the job from day one—and able to pursue professional licensure in all 50 states.


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Construction Management

A degree in construction management from Michigan Tech prepares you to plan, budget, and supervise any building or commercial construction project from start to finish. Learn the basics of surveying, utility systems, construction, and materials. That includes the business and communication skills critical to completing projects on time and under budget. Incorporate sustainable building practices to meet client needs and help conserve resources.


Engineering Design and Research

At Michigan Tech your inner entrepreneur can thrive as part of our unique Enterprise Program. Join an Enterprise team to work on real projects, with real clients. Choose from 20+ teams on campus to invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions, such as Built World Enterprise, Green Campus Enterprise, and Alternative Energy Enterprise.

It takes teamwork to bring creative ideas to life. During your senior year, you’ll have the chance to work with fellow students students on a senior design project. Immerse yourself in a challenging project with an open-ended design solution. Your small team will be taught by faculty, alumni, and industry partners who have years of consulting and industry experience. International Senior Design (iDesign) allows you to apply your engineering knowledge to solve real-world problems abroad.

You can even try your hand at research, working side by side with faculty mentors on funded projects as early as sophomore year. Research in the CEGE Department spans a vast range of expertise including sustainable materials in transportation, accurately estimating Great Lake water level increases, making risk informed decisions for coastal railroad systems subjected to storm hazards and sea level rise, understanding the fate and transport of PFAS in water systems, and more.

  • 400
    people in a Guatemalan community with safe drinking water, helped by MTU’s EWB student chapter
  • No. 2
    in Michigan for best environmental engineering programs
  • 100%
    job placement for geospatial engineering grads
  • No. 1

    best construction management college in Michigan

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering programs at Michigan's flagship technological university.

"I love all of the labs and the classes I've had. They're all really hands-on and you get real-world applications."Maya Geiselhart, environmental engineering graduate

Earn an ABET Accredited Engineering Degree

Our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. With ABET accreditation, you can be sure that your Michigan Tech degree meets the quality standards that prepares you to enter a global workforce.

And, because it requires comprehensive, periodic evaluations, ABET accreditation demonstrates our continuing commitment to the quality of your program—both now and in the future.

Sought Worldwide

ABET's voluntary peer-review process is highly respected. Its criteria are developed by technical professionals and focuses on what you, as a student, experience and learn. It adds critical value to academic programs in technical disciplines—where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering

Undergraduate degrees in civil engineering, environmental engineering, and geospatial engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Read more about accreditation, educational objectives, and student outcomes.

Interdisciplinary

The undergraduate degree in construction management is accredited by the American Council for Construction, http://www.acce-hq.org.

Read more about accreditation, educational objectives, and program outcomes.

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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The CEGE Department

In the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering you'll learn from top faculty who are experts in engineering areas including structural, construction management, earthquake, highway, railroad, municipal, water and wastewater, pollution prevention, air quality, measuring and managing land data, and environmental modeling—all incorporating sustainable engineering practices. Upon graduation, you'll be in demand by employers who value your technical knowledge and ability to perform on the job from day one.

  • Our state-of-the-art facilities allow students to experiment with civil engineering materials and advanced technology. The department maintains a pilot-scale environmental simulation lab, as well as labs dedicated to the study of asphalt.
  • Get ready to contribute on the job from day one. Our students benefit from hands-on experiences ranging from Senior Capstone to internships and co-ops. Our department has one of the highest co-op rates on campus, due to the great demand for our students. Ninety percent of our students land a summer internship before they graduate.
  • Our staff and nationally recognized faculty focus on giving students the personal attention and support necessary for not only academic success, but also a positive undergraduate experience overall.
  • The innovative Rail Transportation Program is one of the first in the nation. Its mission: to advance rail education and research across disciplines. Its unique opportunities include professional networking, education, conferences, guest speakers, and plenty of field trips!

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Real Engineering. Meaningful Work.

We are committed to inspiring students, advancing knowledge, and innovating technological solutions to create a sustainable, just, and prosperous world. With an entering engineering class of about 1,000 students, 17 degrees to choose from, and 160 faculty in the College of Engineering alone, we provide a world-class education with the trusted reputation of Michigan Tech.

As a student at Michigan Tech you’ll work closely with faculty mentors, immerse yourself in experience-powered learning, and gain a thorough understanding of engineering practice. Collaborate and innovate in laboratories, coursework, Enterprise, and Senior Design—you'll work with industry partners on real engineering projects and develop strong skill sets for your future.

You could study abroad, with engineering opportunities ranging from a few weeks to one full year. Or focus on problems facing disadvantaged communities in countries around the world. Michigan Tech’s D80 program offers you a range of options.

More than 400 employers regularly recruit our students for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment. Engineering students average seven interviews, and 98 percent are employed within their field of study, enlist in the military, or enroll in a graduate school within six months of graduation. A degree in engineering from Michigan Tech can take you anywhere.

Tomorrow Needs You

Engineers do a lot of things, but there's one thing we do first and foremost: we help people. We use creative ideas and technologies to solve problems in health care, energy, transportation, hunger, space exploration, climate change, and more—much more. Become an engineer who is ready for what tomorrow needs.

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