US News & World Report's rankings for 2017-2018 has all of our programs, graduate and undergraduate, ranked in the top 3 spots. Our graduate program in environmental engineering has held the #1 spot for the past 8 years; civil engineering has been in the top 2 for the past 14 years. Our undergraduate programs in environmental engineering and in civil engineering are among the top 3 schools every year.

Our doctoral program tops the 2010 National Research Council rankings.

Faculty Searches

Candidates are being recruited for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad area of Structural Engineering. Deadline for applications: November 14, 2016.

Research Snapshot

Professor Kara Nelson inspects a pilot filtration plant as part of a research project to increase the quantity of tertiary treated wastewater used for agricultural irrigation in the Salinas Valley, CA.

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Vitelmo V. Bertero, CEE faculty member for 33 years, and a world-renowned pioneer, expert, and leader in the field of earthquake engineering, died on Oct. 24.  He was 93.
Gabrielle Boisramé & Sally Thompson's study shows that managing. rather than suppressing, fire, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire.
The program co-led by Professor Kara Nelson will create new models for training graduate students to find innovative solutions to food, energy and water challenges in developing countries.
The US Department of Transportation awarded the City of San Francisco and its partner UC Berkeley $11 million to fund 6 innovative projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion.
Learn about CEE's 7 programs and the research possibilities within each program. Meet CEE faculty and learn about admissions.
CEE faculty member for 38 years and one of the legends of earthquake engineering, Ray Clough, died on Oct. 8.  As a co-developer of the "Finite Element Method," he forever revolutionized the field of structural analysis and building design.