About the Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering Department

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Engineers are responsible for designing much of the human environment we use every day. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fields of civil engineering, environmental engineering, and architectural engineering. Roads, bridges, buildings, water resources, air quality and more - these all play an increasingly important role in our lives.

The degree programs offered and cutting-edge research performed in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering prepare KU students to have a far-reaching and positive impact on the world around them. The Architectural Engineering Bachelor of Science program and the Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The KU School of Engineering gathers and posts this data for all its undergraduate degree programs: Enrollment and Graduation Data

The department's graduates leave the university as alumni prepared for success in their chosen profession. A few of our graduates are listed here: Academy.

The department boasts a vibrant faculty that includes two Distinguished Professors (David Darwin and Dennis Lane) and many others who are established or rising leaders in their field. With its proud history as a foundation, the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering is always ready to step into new territory and provide the knowledge and skills needed for innovation for generations to come.

If you have questions about our degree programs, professional development series, research, or other opportunities, please feel free to contact us at 785-864-3766 or email us at ceae@ku.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

A wide-angle view of the structures testing lab on west campus
KU’s World Class Structural Testing Facility