University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering
Aerial view of the engineering campus in autumn. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offices are located in the new Engineering Centers Building on the right.

Aerial view of the engineering campus in autumn. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offices are located in Engineering Hall on the far left. In the background south of campus are Lakes Monona and Wingra, two lakes of a four-lake chain. However, Lake Wingra is not usually thought of as one of the four lakes. Photo: Jeff Miller

Student initiatives

  

   

Engineering students at UW-Madison can participate in more than 50 engineering-affiliated student organizations, most of which host outreach activities. A few student organizations are especially dedicated to community service.

American Society of Civil Engineers
Chi Epsilon
Construction Club
Transportation Society
Engineering EXPO
Engineering World Health
Engineers Without Borders
Society of Women Engineers

 

At UW-Madison, the College of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has a long and distinguished history, dating back to 1857 when the first civil engineering student graduated. 

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering includes focus areas in construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; structural engineering; geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; geological engineering; geo-spatial information engineering; transportation engineering and city planning; water resources engineering; and environmental chemistry. The department has more than 30 faculty, more than 300 undergraduates, and approximately 200 graduate students, including those in the separate programs in Geological Engineering and Environmental Science and Technology.

 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science degree in CE (BSCE). The Department's undergraduate program was ranked 11th in 2013, issue of U.S. News and World Report. Two program options exist within CEE that allow students to receive degree recognition of in-depth studies in specialized areas. Each of the options, environmental engineering and construction engineering and management have modified curricula that meet BSCE requirements and also provide a concentration in the option. Students who complete either option receive a BSCE degree in civil engineering with that option designated on their transcript. The Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

  

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the Master of Engineering degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering option. This is a distance (online) degree that can be completed by students anywhere in the world. UW-Madison's online graduate engineering programs received a best (#3 of 54) ranking by U.S. News and World Report (2014).

 

The Department also offers the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy graduate degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The Department's graduate program was ranked 13th of all Civil Engineering programs and the Environmental Engineering graduate program ranked 17th in the 2013, issue of U.S. News and World Report.

  

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering takes great pride in its achievements, which are reflected by both its graduate students who hold engineering leadership positions throughout the world, and its research publications, which have appeared in the most prominent engineering journals. Numerous honors for teaching excellence and research accomplishments have been presented to faculty members.

 

Prospective students and others interested in civil and environmental engineering are invited to visit the department. (Arrangements can be made by contacting the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. See address below.)

 

Need an application?
Visit http://apply.wisconsin.edu

 

Career services

 

You're welcome to meet with Engineering Career Services staff for job search assistance. Join Engineering Career Services for access to job postings, resume referrals, and interviews.