Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. We are one of the top-ranked programs nationally and internationally and offer research and educational programs in civil and environmental engineering, geological engineering, and environmental chemistry and technology. We 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.

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 600 undergraduates, and almost 200 graduate students.