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About CEE

Academic Philosophy

Tufts School of Engineering's civil and environmental department challenges conventional definitions of what it means to be an engineer in an increasingly global world. Our combination of laboratory facilities, world-renowned faculty members, and a highly collaborative environment results in rigorous and cutting-edge programs.

A Tufts civil and environmental engineering education gives our graduates skills in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry. Our environmental engineers also gain a deeper understanding of earth and biological sciences as related to their chosen fields of interest. Our graduates conduct laboratory experiments, critically analyze and interpret data, and create integrated and holistic designs. They also gain a practical understanding of civil and environmental engineering, gaining knowledge about bidding versus quality-based selection processes; how the design professionals and the construction professions interact to construct a project; the importance of professional licensure and continuing education; as well as the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering.