Our program of study is student focused, and prepares student to become leaders and innovators to transform society.

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering was created in July 2021 when the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Construction Management and Engineering were merged. The new department consists of all the same academic programs housed in the previous departments, including Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering, and Construction Management.


To impact people and communities through creation of globally relevant knowledge, innovators and future opportunity builders.


We dare to change the world.

  • We educate students to become global leaders in our field;
  • We solve existing and emerging challenges of the world through innovation and research excellence;
  • We integrate the complexities of design, management, and practice to solve societal problems and create opportunities; and
  • We serve all people and communities in North Dakota and beyond.

Dedicated Faculty

The department has well-qualified and dedicated faculty.  They are recognized nationally and internationally.  All faculty members in the department have a doctoral degree. Many of them have professional licenses such as the Professional Engineer and/or the Certified Professional Constructor.  Almost all classes are taught by full-time professors.

Modern Facilities

The department has excellent laboratory facilities for undergraduate education and research, including the new undergraduate laboratories for water resources and environmental engineering, laboratories for geotechnical engineering and civil engineering materials, and several state-of-the-art research laboratories.

Flexible Curriculum

Our curriculum allows students flexibility in choosing courses that reflect their interests. Areas of specialization include geotechnical, structural, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering.

We also provide for 12 hours of technical electives and a senior design project. The technical electives allow students to take additional courses in the areas of engineering and construction in which they plan to practice professionally. Currently, there are 42 courses from which students may choose.

Student Groups

There are several student organizations in the department including: Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, American Society of Civil Engineering, Engineers Without Borders, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and Steel Bridge Team. 

Many of our student teams compete in and win national competitions. Our groups also help our students build strong industry connections that lead to internships, scholarships, coops and full-time jobs.

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