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.
Construction is underway for the new Jun and Sandra Lee Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory. Read more
Hiroki Sone. Photo: Stephanie Precourt. Read more.
The Park Street Bridge connects Library Mall and Bascom Mall on the UW-Madison campus. Read more.Photo: Stephanie Precourt.
Andrea Hicks, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison, displays a piece of a Keurig coffee maker in her right hand and a nanosilver plastic food storage container in her left. Hicks conducts lifecycle analyses on these and other products and processes. Read more.
Studying the tree cores can give researchers a clear idea of whether the levels of groundwater were high or low in a given year. Read more. Submitted photo.
The department offers several academic degree programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering
- Master of Science or PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering– Accelerated Option
- Master of Science or PhD in Geological Engineering
- Master of Science or PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Technology
- Online Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
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.
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.