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Civil and Environmental Engineering


Lehigh's storied civil engineering programs are recognized globally for expertise in structural, environmental, geotechnical and water resource engineering. Students conduct real-world research in facilities suchs Lehigh's Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) -- a national engineering research center that houses programs such as the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES@Lehigh). The department also figured prominently in the University's STEPS initiative, its sustainable development program, and Lehigh's award-winning Engineers Without Borders chapter.

Civil engineers who graduate from Lehigh University go on to design, build and maintain bridges, buildings, transportation facilities, coastal facilities, off-shore platforms, dams, tunnels, foundations and waterways. They work in the public sector with municipal, state and national governments, and the private sector via with individual homeowners, small businesses and international companies.

Civil engineers manage large-scale projects characterized by great complexity, longevity and cost. Society relies and commerce thrives on the systems and structures they create -- from buildings and the plants that power them to the roads, bridges, tunnels and waterways that connect it all.

Degrees Offered

• B.S.  |  M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.: Civil Engineering
• B.S.  |  M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.: Environmental Engineering
• M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D.: Structural Engineering
• M.Eng: Structural Engineering (Professional Master's)

Research Focus Areas

• Environmental Engineering
• Geotechnical Engineering
• Structural Engineering
• Water Resource Engineering

Affiliated Research Centers, Laboratories, and Institutes

• Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems Engineering Research Center (ATLSS)
• Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
• Energy Research Center
• Environmental Initiative (EI)
• Fritz Engineering Research Laboratory
• George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES@Lehigh)