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 a successful career.
- #11 among graduate environmental engineering programs–U.S. News & World Report
- #15 among undergraduate environmental engineering programs–U.S. News & World Report
- Top 15 among U.S. engineering schools in faculty scholarly productivity in environmental engineering, and top 20 in civil engineering–Academic Analytics 2016 (published June 2018)
- 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
- Duke is #5 on Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education's College Rankings 2018
- Duke is #11 on Reuter's list of the 100 Most Innovative Universities in the World (Reuters.com)
Duke CEE At a Glance
- 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty
- $6.8 million in new research awards, fiscal 2018
- 54 PhD students
- 12 Master's students
- 46 Undergraduate students
- 15 BSE graduates 2018 (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 tracksour 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 October 26, 2018