Concrete canoe champions

The Notre Dame student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers excelled in the (virtual) 2021 Great Lakes Student Conference.

ASCE students holding up 1 finger on the steps in Stinson-Remick Atrium
NDSeed members at the entrance of a bridge the team built

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences develops technologies that improve people’s well-being.

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Designing climate-resilient cities in at-risk communities

In September, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced it would lead a …

William M. Fairley

William M. Fairley, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences

William M. Fairley, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences at the …

Chibueze Nnamdi Oguejiofor

Ph.D. student joins NCAR Graduate Visitor Program to examine the dynamics of hurricanes

Civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. student Chibueze Nnamdi Oguejiofor is participating in the Graduate …

Philip Barutha and Wade McGillis

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences welcomes two new faculty in 2022

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences is pleased to introduce two new members of …

Ph.D. student Yanina Nahum

Notre Dame engineers join forces with Trinity College Dublin to advance novel treatment for cystic fibrosis

Notre Dame engineers have joined forces with microbiologists at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, to further …

Diogo Bolster

Diogo Bolster named Freimann Professor of Hydrology

Diogo Bolster, professor and Henry Massman Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences …

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Civil & Environmental Engineering “big beam” lab in Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering.

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Our faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students work on some of the world’s most challenging issues, including natural and manmade hazards; civil infrastructure; the environment; energy; water; and earth systems.

Students at all levels have opportunities to engage in research with significant practical and societal impact.

Undergraduate students are pictured exploring the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s East Side Access project, one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects underway in the United States

Undergraduate Programs

We offer undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering; Environmental Earth Sciences; and Environmental Engineering. As a student in one of these programs, you’ll be a part of a hands-on experience that involves field trips, undergraduate research, service projects, and national and regional project competitions.

Graduate student Sarah Hickam taking a closer look at samples in the ACE laboratory.

Graduate Programs

In our Ph.D. program, you’ll work with leading researchers in civil and environmental engineering, fluid dynamics, or earth sciences.

We also offer a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) graduate program designed to advance engineering professional practice.

Students observe tortoise on the Galapagos Island field trip

Field Trips

Field trips to places ranging from New Orleans and New York to the Midwest or Southwest U.S. and international locations (such as the Galapagos Islands) offer a first-hand look into your field of study and opportunities to meet and make connections with professionals in your field.

Spotlight on Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Fighting to Protect Our Community

Prof. Tracy Kijewski-Correa has studied the impact of natural disasters around the globe — from earthquakes and tsunamis to hurricanes.

She and her team built a platform that brings together all the critical information that first responders and urban planners need to protect their communities into one location.

Fighting to Protect Our Community video