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  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

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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.

Latest News

The Project Seeks to Learn How Best to Respond to National Disasters

Two University of Houston researchers are part of an effort by the National Science Foundation to better understand how disasters such as Hurricane Harvey happen and how best to respond.

UH Researchers Join National Effort to Study Recent Storms

The 2017 Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Luncheon brought together more than 100 alumni, students and faculty at the HESS Club in Houston this October. The annual event, now in its 15th year, celebrates the successes of the UH civil and environmental engineering department and honors its distinguished alumni, donors and friends.

PHOTOS: 15th Annual Civil and Environmental Engineering Luncheon Brings Together Students, Alumni and Faculty
Andrea Prosperetti

Institute Will Draw Partnerships to Focus on Energy, Health Care, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities

The University of Houston has launched a new Institute for Data Science, naming Andrea Prosperetti, Distinguished Professor of mechanical engineering at the Cullen College, to lead the venture.

UH Launches Institute for Data Science

CIVE 6111 Seminars

CIVE 6111 Graduate Seminar-Development and Global Applications of Hybrid Ion Exchange Nanotechnology (HIX-Nano): From Decontamination to Desalination
11/03/2017 - 2:30pm

Faculty Accolades

UH engineering professors Mina Dawood, far left, and Roberto Ballarini, Thomas Hsu, last two on far right, with Shyh-Jiann Hwang, NCREE deputy director and Kuo-Chun Chang, NCREE director general, at the signing ceremony..

Continuing a successful 15-year-long partnership, the UH Cullen College’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has renewed its collaborative agreement with the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) in Taipei, Taiwan for another five years.

Designing Safety: Cullen College and Taipei Center Renew Agreement to Improve Seismic Performance of Infrastructures
 (l-r)  Keh-Han Wang, UH professor of CEE and director of the civil engineering graduate program, UH's Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and department chair and Yuqing Sun, DMU president

In April, representatives of the University of Houston’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) traveled to Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, to write and sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will bring what is expected to be a continuous stream of DMU students to CEE’s M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Cullen College of Engineering Joins Forces With Maritime University

Student Success

 (l-r)  Keh-Han Wang, UH professor of CEE and director of the civil engineering graduate program, UH's Roberto Ballarini, Thomas and Laura Hsu Professor and department chair and Yuqing Sun, DMU president

In April, representatives of the University of Houston’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) traveled to Dalian Maritime University (DMU) in Dalian, People’s Republic of China, to write and sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will bring what is expected to be a continuous stream of DMU students to CEE’s M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Cullen College of Engineering Joins Forces With Maritime University
Aparna Balasubramani in a familiar environment, near the water

Environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate Aparna Balasubramani has found that carbon nanotubes may be the one of the best ways to stop poisonous polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from entering waterways.

Aparna Balasubramani: Cleaning the Environment and Sweeping Awards

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

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