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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Why Tufts?

Two students and a professor in the lab

Looking to the future

Today’s civil and environmental engineers work on a wide range of engineered and natural systems that contribute to a modern society and protect the environment and public health. At Tufts, we train experts in the natural and built environment, addressing key societal issues related to how and where we live, work, and interact.

The program combines classroom teaching with hands-on learning experiences and close mentoring to help our students gain the knowledge and tools they need. Students go on to a broad range of successful careers in engineering consulting and design, as well as private or public service. CEE alumni work on topics from infrastructure to environmental and water resources engineering to sustainability, data analytics, and climate change.

Interdisciplinary education

Grounded in interdisciplinary education and research, our students collaborate closely with faculty and peers in project-based work. Tufts engineering provides students with the tools to cultivate their passions academically and professionally in a dynamic and supportive environment. We have several Professors of the Practice in CEE that bring their professional practice into the classroom and provide students with direct access to their professional networks.

Engineering in urban and global contexts

What better place to earn your civil and environmental engineering degree than in an urban setting like Boston? Tufts is only a short trip on the subway from downtown Boston. Case studies from Boston are commonly used in the classroom with field trips and local data. And of course, we think beyond the local and bring global case studies into the classroom as we investigate global issues such as urban infrastructure and global health.