Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Academics

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering promotes the use of engineering approaches to solve societal challenges concerning the built and natural environment. Our undergraduate programs programs fall into three categories: civil engineering, environmental engineering, and naval engineering.

A low student to faculty ratio and small class size means easy access to faculty, personalized instruction and more effective class participation. Other educational advantages afforded by our programs include:

  • CEOE students who pursue a master’s degree have the advantage of advancing to competitive positions through leveraging advanced skills and knowledge beyond what is covered in the undergraduate degree program.

  • Opportunity to earn special scholarships designated to specific fields in CEOE.

At Stevens, you'll be among the best and brightest.

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Yanqing Liang '22 overcomes obstacles, experiences cooperative education and builds support systems for current and future students.

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Real-World Experience Prepares You for Post-Graduation Success

Nearly 100% of our graduates receive one or more job offers before earning their degrees.

Our undergraduate students have a competitive edge in the job market thanks to our broad-based curriculum that offers hands-on experience and skills training that employers want to see on your resume.

Significant, career-defining attributes and opportunities associated with earning an undergraduate degree at Stevens include:

  • Experience working on industry-funded senior design projects under the co-supervision of faculty members and industry experts.

  • Opportunity to participate in industry-funded internships.

  • Opportunity to participate in paid research on some of the most innovative topics including: advanced civil engineering materials, smart cities, buildings and systems, climate change and sea rise effects on flooding in coastal areas, ship design, underwater vehicles, innovative energy harvesting systems and other exciting research topics.

Real-World Design Experience and Hands-On Projects

During your time at Stevens, you'll have the opportunity to work on industry-funded design projects under the co-supervision of faculty members and industry experts to gain experience working on real world problems. Senior year, you'll take part the nine-month Senior Design project – the culmination of the undergraduate engineering education.

Summer Research Opportunities

At Stevens, even undergraduate students can participate in groundbreaking research with our expert faculty as part of our many summer research programs.

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Design Competitions

As an undergraduate student in the Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering department, you'll be able to collaborate with students in other departments and even at other universities on major projects for national engineering competitions.

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Senior Design Projects

In Senior Design, you'll work together with a design team made up of three to five students to develop innovative design solutions for infrastructure, structural and civil/site projects. Teams work with professional industry mentors to establish goals, schedules, and deliverables. Projects conclude at the end of the spring semester during the annual Innovation Expo and are judged by faculty and experts in a highly competitive and fun environment.

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Engineering Cooperative Education

Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program The Stevens Cooperative Education Program, or Co-op, is a five-year educational program, which provides engineering and science students with the opportunity to alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to the student's academic major and career interests. The Co-op program is designed to provide experiences that prepare students to connect their academic studies with the world of work, explore career interests and clarify goals.

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Innovation Expo

The Stevens undergraduate experience culminates with Senior Design, a year-long collaborative project in which you will apply all they have learned to the solution of urgent, real-world problems, displayed at the annual Innovation Expo.

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Accelerated Master's Program

Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables you to apply credits from your undergraduate coursework toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

About the Accelerated Master's Program
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Visit Undergraduate Admissions

Want to learn more about our campus? Visit the undergraduate admissions web page. Ready to take the next step? Apply below.

Center for Student Success

Supporting the overall Stevens strategic goal of excellence in all we do, each department at Stevens has its own Center for Student Success – a holistic student resource center committed to promoting the success and retention of its undergraduate students.

As a student, your advising needs evolve through the course of study, and the department's Center for Student Success focuses on facilitating a positive experience at each stage of the undergraduate program.

Incoming New Students

First Years (First Semester and Transfers)

In your first semester, you'll engage in activities and support designed to introduce you to and familiarize you with the department's community, your academic advisors, and the academic and social support structure available to ensure your success and well-being. You'll meet other students, faculty members, and experience ways to integrate yourself into the student body.


Second year student activities are designed to bridge theory with practice and encourage your professional development through initial exposure to upcoming professional choices, like co-op and internship assignments, research experiences, international opportunities, electives and specialization options, and professional society memberships.


In your third year, your student-advisor relationship will shift from group activities to individually-focused strategy sessions about post-graduation options like graduate school or industry, selecting a final co-op assignment, and picking a senior capstone project.


In your senior year, you'll complete and present your senior capstone project. The culmination of your education is the successful preparation for the next step in your careers: graduate school or industry employment. Many students end up working for companies they interned with or collaborated on industry-sponsored projects during their capstone. The Stevens Career Center also offers numerous opportunities to network via career fairs and faculty mentors often help students gain industry connections.

Visit the department's "About" page to find your academic advisor.