The Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering promotes the use of engineering approaches to solve societal challenges concerning the built and natural environment.

Undergraduate Academics

Our undergraduate programs provide high quality, broad-based curricula, expert instructors, hands-on experience, applied research and leadership opportunities in the public and private sector.

In addition to all the resources that the greater New York City area has to offer, you will have access to state of the art facilities including the renowned Davidson Laboratory.

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

  • Nearly 100% of CEOE graduates receive one or more job offers before earning their degrees.
  • Work on industry-funded senior design projects under the co-supervision of faculty members and industry experts.
  • A low student to faculty ratio and small class size with easy access to faculty, personalized instruction and more effective class participation.
  • An opportunity to count credits from undergraduate coursework towards the required coursework of the master’s degree. 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 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.
  • Opportunity to participate in industry-funded internships.
  • Opportunity to earn special scholarships designated to specific fields in CEOE.

Undergraduate Programs 

The department offers three undergraduate programs and a number of minors.

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering focuses on constructed facilities including urban structures, foundations, environmental and transportation systems, waterways, ports and complex systems for irrigation, drainage and water management. The civil engineer's role is to plan, design and supervise the construction of these facilities. 

Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering has traditionally been taught as a branch of civil engineering concerned with the supply of safe drinking water and the sanitary disposal of municipal wastes. The field has expanded in recent years to include many new areas, such as the treatment of industrial and hazardous wastes and the prediction of the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment.

Bachelor of Engineering with a Concentration in Naval Engineering

Offered under the Bachelor of Engineering program, the naval engineering concentration includes a broad-based core engineering curriculum and substantial experience in the humanities, and leverages existing courses in ocean engineering as well as several research facilities and laboratories.