Message from the Chair

As a leader in civil engineering research and education, our mission is to prepare undergraduate and graduate engineers to excel in their chosen careers, including, civil engineering practice, academia, infrastructure management, land use planning and development, public sector leadership, and a wide range of other careers chosen by our diverse student body.

With a strategic focus in urban engineering, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University offers you a strong background in design and practice of engineering supported by our core technical areas that you may choose to focus your studies and deepen your area(s) of interest, including

  • Construction management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering
  • Structures
  • Transportation
  • Water, environmental, and coastal systems

We offer significant research opportunities throughout all fields of civil and environmental engineering, including participating in research centers based in our department and college, as well as new interdisciplinary graduate and professional masters programs.

We are excited about the future of our profession, our department, and our university. Civil and environmental engineering plays a vital role in human progress and quality of life in the U.S. and around the world, and we offer outstanding opportunities to study in Boston, Massachusetts—a vibrant intellectual community by the sea, and home to the Big Dig, a landmark civil engineering achievement.

I invite you to contact us, to explore our website, and to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs, our faculty, our research, our student chapters, and the integrated living/learning opportunities at Northeastern University.