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.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will excel in undergraduate and graduate instruction, in research in all sub-areas of civil and environmental engineering, and in service to the public consistent with the land-grant mission of the university. The Department will make significant contributions to the economic development of the state, region and nation.
The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to provide quality education to prepare nationally competitive undergraduate students for a successful career in civil and environmental engineering; to provide advanced skills and knowledge in state-of-the-art research and design in sub-areas of civil and environmental engineering for graduate students; and to provide service to the university, engineering profession, and the public.
The Department of Construction Management and Engineering is an educational unit dedicated to the aspirations of students.
- Honor integrity
- Respect diversity, individual rights, academic responsibility, and freedom
- Believe in inclusion, transparency and communication
- Commit to an excellent educational environment
- Advance knowledge through basic and applied research
- Serve communities, organizations, and societies
The Department of Construction Management and Engineering provides quality educational programs that prepare nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in the construction engineering and management professions.
- Strengthen undergraduate programs
- Increase graduate degree production
- Enhance research to benefit student learning and the construction industry
- Strengthen ties with the construction industry
- Sustain the growth by expanding education infrastructure and resources
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.
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.
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.
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.