Civil and Environmental Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Civil and environmental engineers are concerned with some of the most pressing problems of our world, including public infrastructure renewal, access to clean drinking water, environmental remediation and sustainable solutions to energy needs.

This undergraduate program prepares students to face these tremendous challenges by providing a sound education in math, physics, and science and engineering fundamentals, all while emphasizing hands-on design projects and case studies that supply context and motivation. Students are taught how to combine theory, measurement and modeling to develop a good understanding of the problems at hand and point the way to desirable solutions.

Please see program link for more information about the undergraduate degree programs.

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Additional Details

MIT's three CEE undergraduate degrees — Civil Engineering (1C), Environmental Engineering Science (1E) and Civil and Environmental Engineering degree (1A) — share a common core, usually taken in the sophomore year, that includes subjects in ecology, mechanics, mathematics and engineering design.


  • Institution Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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  • Name: Kris Kipp
  • Title: Academic Programs Administrator
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  • Phone: 617-253-7101