Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Pradeep Behera, Chairman
Office Phone: 202.274.6186

Civil engineering is the oldest area of specialization within engineering that deals with planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment on which society depends. The product of civil engineering is broad, affecting the daily lives of people around the globe.

There are two broad types of civil engineer leaders: those who work in creating visible infrastructures such as buildings, highways, bridges, airports, ports, waterways, and dams; and those who work behind the scenes such as in building foundations, water treatment plants, water supply pipe systems, ecological restoration, and underground drainage systems. As you identify what type of engineering leader you desire to be, we encourage you to learn more about degree offerings.

BS Civil Engineering

MS Civil Engineering

News in the Civil Engineering Dept.


Dr. Ahmet ZeytinciCongratulations Dr. Ahmet Zeytinci to become American Society of Civil Engineers Fellow Member [ASCE Fellow]
Welcome new Faculty Members to Civil Engineering Department
Dr. Bryan Higgs – Transportation Engineering
Dr. Lei Wang, PE – Geotechnical Engineering