Professor of the Practice David Schaad with a group of students at the American Tobacco campus

For Undergraduate Applicants

A Duke engineering education is an experience that will change your life

In the Duke Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering especially, we pride ourselves on close student-faculty interaction. You'll know us by name and we'll know you too. Our undergraduate program emphasizes the technical knowledge and personal skills you need to become a leader in the field or career of your choice.

We offer tremendous flexibility in our degree programs--with two majors, the freedom to double or dual major, certificate programs and more. And we encourage our students to study abroad. Today's global workforce needs to understand and value the cultures of others in order to thrive and partner well.

Civil and environmental engineers have a calling—they are driven to make a difference in the world. We will help you do that.

Get to know us:

compare optionsWhat is CEE?
Why our department is important.

for applicantsHow to apply
Get your application started on Duke's admissions website.

facultyWhy choose Duke?
Learn how Duke engineers are different.

coursesWhat our faculty and students do
Read some news articles about CEE research.

facultyWhere our students go
and what they do after graduation.

coursesGot questions?
Answers to the ones we hear frequently.


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Details for all Duke Engineering applicants


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