About the Department

General Information

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UNC Charlotte provides outstanding educational and research experiences for students at all levels in technical areas related to Structures, Geotechnical, Transportation, Environmental and Water Resources, and Energy Infrastructure. Some of the challenges faced by Civil Engineers include: 1) the analysis, design, construction, and monitoring of foundation systems, buildings, bridges, dams, and other structures, 2) water resources for urban use, industry, and land reclamation, 3) systems for water transmission and river control, 4) water quality control systems for purification and waste treatment, 5) transportation systems including highways, mass transit, airports, railroads, pipelines, canals, and harbor facilities, 6) solutions for environmental problems including air pollution, ground pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, ecological effects, land development, and urban and regional planning, and 7) power infrastructure design and testing. Civil engineers must balance the need for constructed facilities with the need to protect natural and social environments while safeguarding the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE).  Additionally, undergraduate students may earn and apply for an additional 'Concentration' in a technical area of their choice. Undergraduate CEE concentrations include:

  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Land Development Engineering
  • Structural
  • Transportation
​Detailed information regarding the CEE graduate program is located under the Graduate Program link on this website.  Graduate students can earn a:​
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (
  • Master of Science in Engineering (M
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph
    in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES)

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