University of Colorado - Boulder

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Civil Engineering


ECOT 311, 530 UCB

University of Colorado, 478UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The CEAE Department offers a Master of Science and a PhD degree in Architectural Engineering and in Civil Engineering. The objective of graduate education in the CEAE department is to produce engineers with the knowledge and skills to understand and solve complex problems in the natural and built environment, to promote a sustainable world and to enhance the global quality of life.

CEAE is one of only three programs in the United States offering graduate degrees in architectural engineering. The graduate degrees are offered in the following specializations and interdisciplinary programs: sustainable building design and operation; renewable energy systems for buildings; illumination engineering; construction engineering and management; and engineering for developing communities.

Facilities, including an earthquake simulator, a collection of geotechnical centrifuges, state­-of­-the-­art geotechnical, environmental, building systems, hydraulics and structural materials laboratories, permit a case-­study approach to education that exposes graduate students to real­world problems through experimentation, testing and analysis.

The curricula in civil engineering within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering have been designed to qualify students for entry-level positions in professional practice in the areas of civil and environmental engineering.

These broad area designations may be separated into the subdisciplines of:

  • construction engineering and management;
  • environmental engineering;
  • geotechnical engineering and geomechanics;
  • structural engineering and structural mechanics; and
  • water resource engineering and management.

Through the regular curriculum, students will be ready to enter professional practice in the foregoing areas and be equipped to progress to higher levels in many directions. An Engineering Science track is also available for undergraduates who want additional preparation for graduate study and careers in research and development.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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