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EXPLORE NORTHEASTERN
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Urban Engineering

With a strategic focus on urban engineering, Northeastern’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research and education in the evolving fields of environmental health, civil infrastructure security, and sustainable resource engineering.

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Environmental Health

Snell Professor and Associate Dean for Research Akram Alshawabkeh was awarded $13.2M from the NIH for the multi-institutional and interdisciplinary research project for environmental influences of child health outcomes in Puerto Rico.

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Civil Infrastructure Security

Yujie Yan, PhD student, focuses research on developing autonomous unmanned aerial systems to conduct routine inspection and post-disaster assessment of infrastructure.

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Sustainable Resource Engineering

Professor Auroop Ganguly, director of the Sustainability and Data Sciences Laboratory, uses technologies such as artificial intelligence and deep machine learning to enhance climate science understanding and inform policy.

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Student Life

Our students are engaged in critical engineering challenges, both locally and globally. From Engineers Without Borders to the American Society of Civil Engineers—there is something for everyone to have fun while expanding your knowledge.

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New Degrees for Growing World Needs

Several innovative degree programs at have been recently introduced in two critical areas of the future—the environment and public policy. Select from a BS in Environmental Engineering, a BS in Environmental Engineering and Landscape Architecture, a BS in Environmental Engineering and Health Sciences, an accelerated master's program in Environmental Engineering, an MS in Environmental Engineering, and an MS in Engineering and Public Policy.

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Faculty Position Available

The department is seeking candidates for a tenure or tenure-track position with expertise in Automation in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as in the broad area of Engineering at the Human-Natural Interface: Environmental Bioprocess, Air/Atmospheric, and Coastal Systems.

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Engineering in Action

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Te’Erica Eason is pursuing a BS in Environmental Engineering. She is also on the varsity basketball team and an e-board member of the New England Water and Environmental Association. She says co-op is her guiding light and so far worked at WSP USA on hydropower. She hopes to open her own business in water distribution systems in undeveloped rural areas when she graduates.

World-Renowned Cooperative Education

Jude Arbogast, BS, Civil Engineering, has done two co-ops at Suffolk Construction—one in scheduling and staffing, and the other in the field where he found his love of construction management. He says co-op allowed him to put his knowledge to the test and find out what he really wanted to do.

Recent News

CEE Board Member Vilas Mujumdar Awarded 2019 WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence

Dr. Vilas Mujumdar, a member of the Northeastern University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and an independent consulting engineer based in Vienna, VA, was awarded the 2019 World Federation of Engineering Organizations’ Medal of Engineering Excellence.

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COE Students Nominated for Most Prestigious Postgraduate Awards in the World

Congratulations to Jaclyn Long, Kritika Singh, and Michael Tormey for being nominated for the Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship, and/or the Rhodes Scholarship.

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COE Students Nominated for Knight-Hennessy and Schwarzman Scholarships

Congratulations to Anas Abou Allaban, Sofia Catalina, Simisola Familusi, & Elizabeth Wig who were nominated for Knight-Hennessey Scholarships and Thomas Cerier & Michael Tormey who were nominated for Schwarzman Scholarships. The Knight-Hennessy and Schwarzman Scholarships, which fund study at Stanford and within China’s Tsinghua University respectively, are among the newest and most prestigious postbaccalaureate awards […]

Ameet Pinto Receives 2019 Paul L. Busch Award from the Water Research Foundation

Receiving the 2019 Paul L. Bush Award from the Water Research Foundation, Ameet Pinto describes his innovative research.