Engineering novel therapies

In partnership with Trinity College in Dublin, CEEES engineers — including Ph.D. student Yanina Nahum — are developing a promising new strategy for managing cystic fibrosis lung infections.

CEEES Ph.D. student Yanina Nahum
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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Celebrating undergraduate excellence: 2024 awards from the Notre Dame College of Engineering

Notre Dame Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual college-wide awards to undergraduate …

CEEES bridge builders standing on the completed bridge

Fluid force: Engineering students use pontoons to build 86-foot cable-stayed bridge

As the sun rose over Notre Dame’s Golden Dome, two engineering students adjusted their hip-waders and stepped into …

A group photo of the students who participated in the 2024 ASCE competitions pose in front of their concrete canoe.

Notre Dame students receive 7 podium finishes in the 2024 ASCE Indiana-Kentucky Student Conference Symposium

The Notre Dame student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) received seven podium finishes at the …

Main Building framed by Notre Dame Avenue trees. Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame engineers awarded 2024 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Four Notre Dame Engineering students and recent graduates have been awarded 2024 National Science Foundation (NSF) …

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Cheers to Recipients of the College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards (Spring 2024)

The Notre Dame College of Engineering is pleased to announce the Spring 2024 recipients of the Staff Excellence …

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Peter Burns elected as fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Peter Burns, the Henry Massman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of Notre Dame’s Center …

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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.

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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