Civil & Environmental Engineering


From the roads we drive on to the water we drink, civil and environmental engineers play an important and transformational role in society. With several academic degree programs, research opportunities, and a welcoming community of faculty and staff, the UW-Madison CEE Department is home to the resources and guidance that prepares students for rewarding careers.



* GRE scores are not required for students applying to Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate programs (MS or PhD) for spring, summer, or fall 2022 admission due the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit our Bachelor of Science Programs, Master’s Programs, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs pages for additional information.


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CEE faculty and students engage in research in several focus areas under three primary themes of mobility, water, and building with cross-cutting areas of infrastructure, energy, and the environment. Research opportunities are available for both graduate and undergraduate students.


Prior to fall graduation at the Kohl Center, we will gather with our graduating students and their guests for breakfast in the lobby of Engineering Hall. Students and their guests are welcome at no cost. Additional detail and a link to register will be provided to students via email on November 23.

Please contact Amanda Thuss,, with any questions.

Test your idea and present your findings for the chance to win cash in the 2022 Innovation in CEE Competition sponsored by The Boldt Company.

This competition is the first of its kind to focus on developing new materials, technologies, and solutions for today’s evolving civil and environmental engineering challenges. Now in its third year, Innovation in CEE encourages UW-Madison students to think outside the box and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the Badger engineering community. Previous winning entries have included the application of food production byproducts as an alternative to rock salt for deicing and a modular data acquisition device.

Up to eight teams will take home cash prizes, and the competition is open to all CEE and GLE undergraduate students.

Register by November 24 to compete!