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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Thomas Sherman and Daniel Vassallo

Notre Dame Engineering graduates make Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list for 2022

Two recent Notre Dame graduates who launched a startup business focused on renewable energy collaboration have been …

New research grants awarded to CEEES faculty

Congratulations to CEEES faculty who have brought in significant new research grants in the first quarter of this …

Fog moves in as the research vessel Hugh R. Sharp departs St. John's Harbor in Newfoundland, Canada

Data from months in a fog paint a clearer picture for future forecasts

Fog is one of the least predictable weather phenomena. It doesn’t matter if it comes in on the “little cat feet” …

Rob Nerenberg and Yanina Nahum

Improving therapies for people with cystic fibrosis using the bioacoustic effect

Professors Robert Nerenberg and Albert Cerrone, both faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences …

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 …

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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.