Civil & Environmental Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. We are one of the top civil and environmental engineering programs in the nation with 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.  We are pleased to share with you the many successes of our incredible faculty, staff and students in the department. 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

Academic Programs

Our department offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in many different areas. To learn more about options for each degree, click the links below.

Bachelor of Science Programs

Master’s Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs

Research and Initiatives

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

The Geological, Mining, and Geotechnical Engineering 2nd Technical Conference and Alumni Reunion will be September 13-15, 2017. The first reunion, held in 2012, had almost 100 alumni attend and participate. Join us for a conference style reunion with presentations from alumni and social functions for all. Visit the event website for more details.

Join us for the first in the new CEE Discovery Series- World of Water: Opportunities and Engineering Challenges in the 21st Century- on Wednesday, September 20 at 12:00pm at the DeLuca Forum in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building. Gain insight from CEE faculty and Professors of Practice about water issues that will affect your future. Contact Beth Johnson with questions.  Click here to register.

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Be part of a CEE tradition and join us for the 21st Annual CEE Golf Outing on Friday, September 29 at Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, WI. Gather with alumni, industry colleagues, faculty, staff, and students for a day of fun and fundraising.

There are many ways to participate- as a golfer, sponsor, or  join us for the after-party. Every contribution help us strengthen the educational experience of our students and help our students and faculty reach new levels of success!

Golfing spots are filling up fast, so register today! Click here for details, more information, and to register.




Join the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geological Engineering Program on Friday, October 20, 2017 as we celebrate Engineers’ Day 2017 and honor this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award recipients.  Visit the event website for more information.