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.

Won’t you join us? Learn about undergraduate and graduate degrees.


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Row of houses in South Bend

Minding the (housing) gap

Each summer, Notre Dame’s Center for Civic Innovation (CCI), part of the College of Engineering, operates an …

Fernando in front of LIDAR

Harindra Joseph Fernando elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Harindra Joseph Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor of Engineering and Geosciences, has been elected …

Prof. Kurama pointing to a break in a concrete beam with students in the background.

Article co-authored by Prof. Kurama wins Korn Award for advancement of precast prestressed concrete technology

A journal article by Yahya C. Kurama, professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences; Theresa C. …


Ahsan Kareem receives 2021 ASCE Newmark Medal for innovative contributions in structural engineering and engineering mechanics

Ahsan Kareem, Robert Moran Professor of Engineering and director of the NatHaz (Natural Hazards) Laboratory, has been …

Patrick Brewick and Luis Fargier-Gabaldon

CEEES welcomes two new faculty in fall 2021

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences is delighted to welcome two new members of …

Liang Hu and Ahsan Kareem

Liang Hu recognized by IAWE for outstanding achievements in wind engineering research

Liang Hu has been awarded the 2021 International (IAWE) Junior Award from the International Association for Wind …

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What is Resilience: Lessons Learned From Two Decades Trying to Answer This Fundamental Question

Hugh J. Roberts, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Water Institute of the Gulf
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., October 28, 2021

Talking Trash: Harnessing the Power of Waste

Megan Crowley, Environmental Manager, Republic Services
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., November 4, 2021

Environment and Economy: Promoting Biomimicry Principles to Build a Circular Economy

Art K. Umble, Ph.D., P.E., B.C.E.E., F.WEF, Senior Vice President, Global Wastewater Sector Leader, Director: Stantec Institute of Water Technology & Policy, Stantec Consulting, Inc.
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., November 11, 2021

Imagining the Storm: Developing Catastrophe Models to Quantify Risk in an Uncertain World

Andrew O’Donnell, Ph.D., Director of Operations, Research and Model Department, AIR Worldwide
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., November 18, 2021

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


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.