Graduate Education

CEE at Berkeley is a place of intellectual vitality. This vitality is evident in its creative and forward-looking curricula and classroom teaching, its attentive academic mentoring, and the innovative research conducted by students and faculty.

CEE focuses on developing future leaders for the engineering profession, for academia, and for applying engineering methods in the broader societal context. CEE conducts cutting-edge research, defining what constitutes the evolving domain of civil and environmental engineering. This research develops theory and understanding as well as tools and techniques for professional practice and for solving societal problems. CEE exhibits great service, both through the actions of its members and collectively, contributing expertise where needed.

CEE is widely acknowledged to be a national and international leader. US News and World Report ranked CEE’s civil engineering graduate program and its environmental engineering program #1 in the country for 2017. Civil Engineering has been in the top 2 for 14 years in a row and Environmental Engineering has been in the #1 spot for the past 8 years.

CEE is organized into 7 program areas: