College of Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Portrait of Dr. Neeraj Buch, CEE ChairpersonWelcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University! Civil and environmental engineers work to create a cooperative balance between building, monitoring, and maintaining the infrastructure of society and protecting human and environmental health. They plan, design, and build many civil works that make modern life possible.

Our department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in two programs, civil engineering and environmental engineering. The civil and environmental engineering curriculum provides a robust design-build education that trains students for their professional careers. This high-quality educational experience has a perfect blend of theory and application. High-achieving students have opportunities for undergraduate research and pursuit of the dual BS-MS programs in civil engineering or environmental engineering. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of sub-disciplines, including environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, pavements engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and hydrology, and water resources. Our graduates are in high demand both in the public and private sectors. The placement rate within six months of graduation is above 90%. The undergraduate degree programs in civil and environmental engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

We also have excellent graduate programs and award MS and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering and environmental engineering. Our outstanding faculty in partnership with both undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in innovative and impactful research in the areas of (i) resilient, sustainable materials and infrastructure; (ii) transportation safety, sustainability and mobility; (iii) sustainability and water resources systems modeling and (iv) environmental health and water quality engineering. The department also hosts the National Center for Pavement Preservation, which leads collaboration among government agencies, industry, and academia to improve pavement preservation practices.

There is much more to learn about our department and its people, we have tried to make these pages quick and easy to use for a broad range of users. For more details on something in particular, please contact us at or visit us in person to explore the possible educational and research opportunities that exist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Neeraj Buch
Chairperson and Professor