Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 234 undergraduates and 182 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

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UH civil engineering program makes the 2019 Best Online Colleges list.

Three online master’s programs in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering were recognized for providing high return on investment and best value in the 2019 Best Online Colleges rankings released by SR Education Group.

The recently released rankings put the online M.S. degree in civil engineering at No. 5, electrical engineering at No .11 and mechanical engineering at No. 19.

Bang for Your Buck: Three UH Engineering Online Master’s Programs Ranked Among Top in Nation for Return on Investment
Phaneendra "Phani" Kondapi brings a unique and invaluable skillset to his roles as founding director of the UH engineering programs at Katy and director of the UH subsea engineering program.

Q & A With Founding Director Phaneendra Kondapi


Plans for the Cullen College of Engineering to expand into the Katy area grow more concrete each day as the construction of the University of Houston Katy Campus progresses. The 84,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building will open its doors to hundreds of UH engineering students in fall 2019.

Building the UH Engineering Legacy at Katy: From Foundation to New Heights

The 16th Annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon welcomed more than 100 alumni, students, and faculty at Hess Club on Wednesday, October 3.

The annual event – established in 2002 by the late Charles Beyer (BSCE ’72, MSCE ’77) – celebrates the successes of the UH civil and environmental engineering department and honors its alumni, supporters and friends.

Photos: Civil & Environmental Engineering Alumni Reconnect at 16th Annual Luncheon


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Faculty Accolades

Researchers with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping used the center's lidar-equipped plane to map the permafrost in Antarctica.

Lidar Mapping Has Also Yielded Other Earth Science Discoveries


The National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping is best-known for its headline-grabbing work in archeology – the 2016 discovery of previously unknown ruins of a complex Maya settlement in the Guatemalan jungles, undocumented settlements from an ancient civilization in Honduras uncovered in 2012, and detailed mapping of more than a dozen other settlements in Mexico and Central America.

Beyond Archaeology: NCALM Pursues New Technology, New Projects
 National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping/University of Houston

Researchers Use Technology to Revolutionize Archaeology


In an article titled “This UH Research Center is Revolutionizing Archaeology,” Houstonia magazine shines the spotlight on University of Houston’s National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and its director, Ramesh Shrestha. The two are responsible for unearthing archaeological treasures hidden for centuries.

Houstonia Magazine Highlights Unique UH Research Center

Student Success

Andrea Albright, a UH grad student, is a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow.

Research Soaring to New Heights on the Tails of NASA Satellites


Andrea Albright, a graduate student in the Cullen College of Engineering’s geosensing systems engineering and sciences program, won a 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. She is among 69 U.S. fellows chosen from more than 3,600 applicants.

UH Student Earns Top National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship
Mohammad Joshaghani, a Ph.D. student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, wins top award with research.

Inspired by nature, Ph.D. candidate proposes computational framework to solve life problems


Real life problems are often complex and hard to resolve. So Mohammad Sarraf Joshaghani, a third year Ph.D. student at the Cullen College of Engineering, looks to nature, numerical techniques and computers to find possible solutions.

UH Engineering Student Wins First Place at 2018 EMI Conference

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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