Graduate programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering prepare students for leadership roles in engineering practice, development and research. Although students typically focus their studies in one the areas of specialization within the department, interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged. Joint programs with the Carnegie Mellon Schools of Architecture and Business exist.
Advanced Infrastructure Systems: (global sustainable construction, planning, design, construction, and operation of built infrastructure, with emphasis on: 1) sensing and informatics for the construction, operation and maintenance phases of infrastructure systems; 2) new models, methods and tools for planning, design and project management; and 3) developing more sustainable processes and components used in the built infrastructure)
Environmental Engineering, Science, and Management: (air quality, environmental management, green design, water quality and environmental informatics)
Mechanics, Materials, and Computing: (modeling and large-scale computer simulation; with emphasis on mechanics of crystalline, granular, and amorphous materials; dislocation mechanics; phase transformations; atomistic simulation; electromechanics of 'smart' materials; engineering seismology, computational science and engineering and earthquake engineering)
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission