Civil Engineering

When it comes to building our nation’s infrastructure or protecting our natural environment, civil environmental engineers are at the forefront. They not only design roads, bridges, and structures, provide clean drinking water, and protect people from natural hazards like flooding or earthquakes, they also engage with the public to create a more sustainable future.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers apply engineering principles to design systems that control pollution and protect public health. Environmental engineers restore air, soil, and water quality at contaminated sites, and develop systems that convert waste into clean energy. Environmental engineering addresses the complex food, energy, and water issues of the 21st century.

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Schnoor receives the 2022 Outstanding Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology Award: The Americas Region from the American Chemical Society

Jerald Schnoor, the Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, has received the Outstanding Achievements in Environmental Science & Technology Award: The Americas Region from the American Chemical Society (ACS)....

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CEE Prof. Hornbuckle among six UI faculty members awarded Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, honored six University of Iowa faculty members for their exceptional contributions and sustained record of excellence. Each recipient received $1,000 and will be honored at a special awards celebration in the fall.

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A few facts about our department

100%
Last year's pass rate for Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
98%
placement rate within seven months of graduation.
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Civil engineer ranked No. 10 best STEM job per U.S. News & World Report.
$ 77370
mean annual wage in Iowa, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
53700
new job openings by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Ranked in the US News and World Report Top 10 Public Graduate Programs in Environment and Environmental Health
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