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Civil & Environmental Engineering

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has a longstanding tradition within the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. It was one of six original colleges of the University and from 1869 to 1930 operated as the College of Civil Engineering.

In 1930, civil engineering and irrigation (which had been established in 1901) became departments of the newly established College of Engineering. In 1995, the name of the department was changed to include environmental engineering.

Today, the department is consistently ranked one of the top programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report

and attracts the top students and faculty.

The Department provides a high-quality education combining fundamental science with modern engineering to address societal needs. The program offers a broad foundation in civil engineering and the opportunity to pursue areas of specialization. Our graduates are well positioned to begin professional practice or to continue more advanced studies at the graduate level. The graduate program is founded on innovative research to address new challenges.

Civil and environmental engineers design, construct, and maintain the built environment in which we live and work. Projects range from the tallest skyscrapers and soaring bridge spans to tunnels and underground powerhouses.

Faculty members are leaders in their fields and many hold influential positions in national and international engineering organizations. Our alumni are involved in major engineering achievements including the Golden Gate Bridge, the World Trade Center, the Chunnel linking England and France, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is committed to offering the highest quality of education to undergraduates and graduates and to conducting cutting-edge research that will serve society.