Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineering Building

1930 SW 4th Ave., Suite 200

Email: ceedept@pdx.edu

Phone: 503-725-4282

Web: www.pdx.edu/civil-environmental-engineering/

  • B.S.— Civil Engineering
  • B.S.— Environmental Engineering
  • Minor in Environmental Engineering
  • M.S.— Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • M.Eng.— Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Ph.D.— Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Transportation 
  • Graduate Certificate in Hydrology
  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

Civil and environmental engineers plan, design, and manage the construction and operation of public and private infrastructure that are the foundation of  our modern society including multimodal streets and highways, public transportation systems, water and wastewater distribution systems, energy systems, buildings, bridges, and dams. Civil engineers design structures such as buildings and bridges using concrete, steel, wood, masonry and composites. They are involved in predicting the quantity of water available for human use and in improving the quality of surface water, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, and ground water systems. Civil engineers utilize fundamental understandings of rock and soil mechanics to design foundations, earth structures, and pavement subgrades. Finally, they are involved in understanding and improving air quality impacted by industrial, transportation and other pollution sources.