Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Studies

Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering Undergraduate Studies: Where Hands-On Experience Prepares You for Real-World Success

We promote the use of engineering approaches to solve societal challenges concerning the built and natural environments. Our undergraduate programs fall into three categories: civil engineering, environmental engineering and naval engineering.

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

  • Master’s degree and certificate programs that offer advanced skills and knowledge for competitive job opportunities in industry.

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

  • Access to the Davidson Laboratory and other state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore our undergraduate majors and minors

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Stevens Success Story: Yanqing Liang ’22

Stevens civil engineering graduate Yanqing Liang ’22 was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as one of its top 20 "New Faces of Civil Engineering" in the world.

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. In your final year, you'll take part in the nine-month Senior Design project — the culmination of all the knowledge and skills you've gained during your Stevens undergraduate engineering education.

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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

Collaborate with students in other departments and even at other universities on major projects for national engineering competitions.

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Senior Design

In Senior Design, the engineering capstone course, you'll work on a year-long collaborative project with a team of three to five students and professional industry mentors to develop innovative design solutions for infrastructure, structural and civil/site projects.

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Engineering Cooperative Education

Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program, designed to provide you with real-world experiences that prepare you to connect your academic studies with on-the-job experience, explore career interests and clarify goals. You'll alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to your academic major and career goals.

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Innovation Expo

Senior design or research projects developed during the capstone course culminate with the annual Innovation Expo, where your projects are displayed and presented to attendees from industry and across campus, and are judged by faculty and leading experts.

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Your Future, Faster: The Accelerated Master's Program

Stevens' Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) enables currently enrolled students 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.

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

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Our undergraduate programs provide a high-quality, broad-based curriculum taught by expert instructors with hands-on experience, applied research and leadership opportunities in the public and private sectors. This creates a competitive edge in the job market that fosters the experience and skills training that employers want to see on your resume.

Real-World Experience Prepares You for Post-Graduation Success

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

  • Industry-funded senior design projects supervised by both faculty and industry experts.

  • Industry-funded internships.

  • Paid research on some of today's most exciting and 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.

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Learn More and Apply

Find out what the School of Engineering and Science has to offer by visiting the Schaefer School's Undergraduate Studies page. Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn about our campus. Ready to take the next step? Learn how to apply below.