Why Duke Civil & Environmental Engineering?

Because you want to:

Make a Real Difference Now

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Civil and environmental engineers serve a global society. Duke CEE's Certificate in Global Development Engineering features training in technical subjects as well as culture and language, ethics, public policy and economics. Plus, there is real-world experience through implementing a designed solution for a community either in the United States or abroad, and during a project-focused capstone course. More »

Explore Architectural Engineering

At Duke, you can explore the planning, design, construction and operation of engineered systems for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. Duke's Certificate in Architectural Engineering provides students with an understanding of the design and construction process. More »

Dive into Energy and Environmental Issues

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Our students can pursue the Energy and Environment Certificate.

Duke CEE undergraduates study things such as biodiesel production from microalgae, wave-energy conversion systems, and nanofiltration membranes for improved battery efficiency. More »

Have a Global Experience

With a little planning, our curriculum affords each student the opportunity to study abroad in the fall semester of their third year. Students are always able to pursue study abroad during summers. Many popular institutions for study-abroad offer technical courses that are pre-approved for Duke CEE requirements, or students can take humanities electives when they are abroad. More »

Have a Research Experience

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Through independent study courses, our third- and fourth-year students can work with faculty supervisors to focus on special topics of each student's choosing.

There are self-guided readings, computer simulations and laboratory experiments. More »

Prepare to Become a Professional Engineer (PE)

Our programs are ABET-accredited. Approximately two-thirds of each graduating class elects to take the Fundamentals Exam (FE)—97 percent of whom pass the first time. These students are well on their way toward licensure as PEs. More »

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