The Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering (CEOE) promotes the use of engineering approaches to solve societal challenges concerning the built and natural environment.
The undergraduate programs provide high quality, broad-based curricula, world-class instructors, hands-on experience, applied research and leadership opportunities in the public and private sector.
Exciting opportunities to study, and conduct research abroad include the NSF Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI), a two-week program to study and improve the health of the Amazon.
In addition to all the resources that the greater New York City area has to offer, students have access to state of the art facilities including the renowned Davidson Laboratory.
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.
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.
Offered as a concentration under the engineering program, the naval engineering program includes a broad-based core engineering curriculum and substantial experience in the humanities, leverages existing courses in ocean engineering as well as several research facilities and laboratories.