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

Department Chair: Richard L. Corsi

Main office:ECJ, Room 4.200

Phone: 512-471-4921

Meet Our Faculty

Patricia Clayton

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Dr. Clayton works in Structural Engineering with specific interests in Behavior, analysis, and design of steel structures; earthquake engineering; performance-based design methods; damage-mitigating structural systems.

Affiliated Research Centers

Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory (FSEL)

The Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory conducts research in the analysis and design of reinforced and prestressed materials and composite structural systems. Analytical research is conducted in the areas of computational mechanics, wave propagation analysis, earthquake engineering and structural reliability.

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.

At a Glance

  • 6 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.
  • 3 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.