Civil and environmental engineers design, plan and construct infrastructure systems including buildings, bridges, highways, airports, tunnels, pipelines, channels, waste-water systems, waste site, remediation systems, power generating plants, manufacturing facilities, dams, and harbors. These infrastructure systems are key to sustaining human development and activities, and civil and environmental engineers must consider technical as well as economic, environmental, aesthetic, and social aspects. Many projects are sufficiently large and complex that civil and environmental engineers seldom work alone, but usually are a part of an interdisciplinary team, and so benefit from a broad-based education.
The Civil and Environmental Engineering department offers several areas of specialization (see below). Students interested in enhancing their education in particular programs within CEE can elect a sequence of courses in an area of specialization that will result in the designation of a "concentration" on a student's transcript. To learn more about a particular research area, click on one of the links below, or use the drop down menu on the left.
Structural and Materials Engineering
The theory, analysis, design, and construction of structures such as bridges, buildings, towers, and housing, involving the use of steel, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, advanced FRP...
Construction Engineering Management
Planning, estimating, scheduling, and managing the construction of engineered facilities using modern construction methods, materials, and equipment. Business and legal principles of construction contracting...
Every structure on earth, whether it be a building, a bridge, a dam, a canal, a pipeline, a landfill, or a pavement is founded on soil and/or rock. Geotechnical Engineering is the sub-discipline of Civil Engineering that is...
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
The Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program at The University of Michigan is one of the most highly rated Environmental Engineering graduate programs in the U.S. The program offers a broad-based curriculum...