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Rutgers Civil and Environmental Engineering

Every day, from the water faucet to the highway, you see the work of civil and environmental engineers in action. In fact, you don't just see their work-you use it. Whether you're driving across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, gazing up at the Empire State Building, or canoeing down the Delaware River, you're benefiting from the innovation and ingenuity of engineers who specialize in planning, designing, and supervising the construction of suspension bridges, water-treatment facilities, transit systems, and even space satellites. At Rutgers' Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, respected researchers and inquisitive engineers-in-training work together to serve New Jersey and the nation with groundbreaking ideas designed to make our world a better place.

The Department of Civil Engineering has 13 full time faculty and approximately 200 undergraduate and 90 graduate students. About one-third of our graduate students are pursuing a Ph.D. degree. Many of the faculty members hold positions of responsibility in national and international engineering organizations, and serve on advisory councils and commissions on the local, state, and federal level. They are leaders in their fields in structural, construction, transportation, environmental, and geotechnical engineering. The combination of past and current continuing research has brought recognition in the areas of concrete structures, intelligent transportation systems, transportation design, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, pavement engineering, construction management, and water resources.

The Department is associated with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) and houses a number of active research labs, where the research is carried out on state & federal government aided projects by forming a consortium of faculty members and students.


Founded in 1766, Rutgers University is the eighth oldest institution of higher education in the nation. With more than 51,000 students on campuses in New Brunswick/Piscataway, Newark, and Camden, Rutgers is one of the nation's leading public universities-a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a group comprising the top research institutions in North America. Rutgers' resources include state-of-the-art laboratories, a 26-branch research library system, and more than 130 specialized research organizations.


With a faculty known for research in areas such as bionic limbs and traffic safety, the School of Engineering is devoted to training the next generation of innovators and inventors. Departments of biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and other disciplines allow students to gain the specialized knowledge demanded by 21st-century engineering projects and research. Additional learning opportunities are provided by the school's research units, such as the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation and the Center for Structures in Extreme Environments. And, as a professional school within Rutgers, the School of Engineering offers the best of both worlds-a close-knit group of students and the eclectic offerings of a major public research institution.

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