Civil & Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. We are one of the top programs in the nation and offer research and educational programs in civil and environmental engineering, geological engineering, and environmental chemistry and technology; and have over 600 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Our distinguished faculty are doing innovative research that is impacting drinking water, energy systems, roads and bridges, infrastructure and more  all over the world.  It is our mission to transform society through the creation, application and transfer of engineering knowledge. Our faculty continue to implement new and innovative methods to educate and inspire our students and create future leaders in our profession, community, state, nation, and world.

Academic Programs

Research and Initiatives

Christy Remucal

CEE faculty and students engage in research in several focus areas under our three primary themes of Mobility, Water, and Building with cross-cutting areas of Infrastructure, Energy, and the Environment.


Upcoming Events

Our scholarship awards will be presented at a banquet on Thursday, November 9 in Varsity Hall at Union South. This year we will be awarding over 60 scholarships! Contact Beth Johnson for more information.

To congratulate our May graduates on completing their degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, and Environmental Chemistry and Technology, we’ll be holding a celebratory breakfast the morning of commencement, Sunday, December 17.  Contact Beth Johnson for more information.