The University of Texas at Austin

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

The world's increasing demand for energy, water and the need to minimize and control climate change, requires civil, architectural and environmental engineers to be at the forefront, using state-of-the-art technologies to ensure adequate food, water and mobility for generations to come. In civil, architectural and environmental engineering, students and faculty meet these challenges working side-by-side in the field and research facilities — developing more resiliant and sustainable infrastructure, transforming energy solutions and advancing water systems.

Research and Education Programs

At a Glance

  • 5 U.S. News & World Report ranking of CAEE's civil undergraduate program.
  • 6 U.S. News & World Report ranking of CAEE's environmental undergraduate program.
  • 5 U.S. News & World Report ranking of CAEE's civil graduate program.
  • 4 U.S. News & World Report ranking of CAEE's environmental graduate program.
  • $57k The average starting salary for a civil engineer is $57,454.
  • $56k The average starting salary for an architectural engineer is $56,629.

Department Chair: Richard L. Corsi

Main office:ECJ, Room 4.200

Phone: 512-471-4921

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Meet Our Faculty

Fernanda Leite

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Dr. Leite works in Construction Engineering Project Management with specific interests in Information technology for project management; building information modeling; life-cycle information integration; collaboration and coordination technologies; information technology-supported construction safety management..

Affiliated Research Centers

Construction Industry Institute (CII)

The Construction Industry Institute, based at The University of Texas at Austin, is a consortium of more than 100 leading owner, engineering-contractor, and supplier firms from both the public and private arenas. These organizations have joined together to enhance the business effectiveness and sustainability of the capital facility life cycle through CII research, related initiatives, and industry alliances.


Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements

Fitting all of the required courses into four years can be challenging. Use a degree plan that's specific to your major to help map your courses and be successful.

Download all 2010-12 and 2012-14 degree plans online.