Facts & Stats
To investigate, develop, and impart fundamental and advanced engineering knowledge relevant to the field of civil and environmental engineering and emerging global and national challenges. From a foundation of core technical knowledge and inquiry, we provide an experiential exposure to innovative problem solving, research, leadership, and creativity that prepares our graduates for successful careers.
- #12 graduate environmental engineering program–U.S.News & World Report
- Top 25 undergraduate civil and environmental engineering programs–U.S.News & World Report
- Top 15 US college that pays off the most for engineering students—CNBC
- Top 20 in faculty scholarly productivity in environmental engineering, and in civil engineering–Academic Analytics 2017 (published June 2019)
- Top 10 Best School for Engineering Majors by Salary Potential—Payscale.com
- Top 10 Graduate Engineering Program Popular with Women–U.S. News & World Report
- #4 STEM University for Women—Forbes
Duke CEE At a Glance
- 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty
- $4.3 million in new research awards, fiscal 2019
- 54 PhD students
- 13 Master's students
- 46 Undergraduate students
- 31 BSE graduates 2019 (May graduates only, first major is civil engineering or environmental engineering)
We offer significant support for competitive applicants—typical scholarships range from
We provide a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate educational program that tracks our faculty's research interests in civil and environmental engineering.
Our graduates are sought after for positions in industry, government, academia and the nonprofit sector.
We offer a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in civil engineering (with study tracks in structural engineering or environmental engineering and water resource) and environmental engineering.
Undergraduate certificates are offered in architectural engineering, global development, and energy and the environment studies.
We offer significant financial support for competitive applicants to our master's programs—typical scholarships range from $20,000-$30,000.
We offer a highly-ranked doctoral (PhD) program.
Students may choose from these study tracks:
- Computational Mechanics and Scientific Computing
- Engineering Environmental Geomechanics and Geophysics
- Systems, Risk and Decision
- Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics
- Environmental Health Engineering
More than half of Duke CEE PhD grads go onto academic careers, many at some of the world's pre-eminent research institutions. Over 40 percent go onto careers and leadership roles in industry and government. Learn more about where Duke CEE PhD grads go.
The Duke Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is an extraordinary team of faculty conducting research on topics such as the environmental effects of nanotechnology, engineered microbial systems, water resources, hydrometeorology, computational mechanics, geomechanical modeling and characterization and more.
CEE Faculty Center and Institute Participation
- Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)
- Duke MEDx
- Duke Superfund Basic Research Center
- Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM)
- Partnership for International Research & Education (PIRE)
Updated Feb. 7, 2020