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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Testing the Waters: Student engineers partner with rural community in Ecuador on clean water project

Safe water is unavailable to one in ten globally, and people living in poverty are disproportionally affected. …

Taking the classroom to new heights: Engineering students experience Chicago skyscraper under construction

Notre Dame undergraduates in a construction management course and graduate students from the professional Master of …

Monica Arul

Monica Arul honored with Notre Dame’s Shaheen Graduate Student Award

Monica Arul, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, has been selected to receive …

ND students looking through part of their bridge that has ND 2022 on it

ND students named champions of 2022 ASCE Indiana-Kentucky Student Conference Symposium

The Notre Dame student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) received top honors in the inaugural …

Hydrologist Marc Muller receives NSF CAREER Award for new methods to inform response to climate change

Marc Muller, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, has received a National …

Omo River Valley, Ethiopia

With land grabs comes competition for water — and local farmers are likely to lose

Water from Ethiopia’s Omo River, which flows for 472 miles along the country’s southwest side, has helped sustain …

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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.