• Graduate Student Sweeps Award with Ways to Clean the Water
    Graduate Student Sweeps Award with Ways to Clean the Water

    Read more

  • Bringing MIT to UH: Classrooms Combine for Knowledge Sharing
    Bringing MIT to UH: Classrooms Combine for Knowledge Sharing

    Read more

  • Writing Papers Tips The Scales for Chong Dai
    Writing Papers Tips The Scales for Chong Dai

    Read more

  • New issue of Blueprint Magazine now available!
    New issue of Blueprint Magazine now available!

    Click here to view Blueprint

  • The Dream Team: Awash in Brilliance and Improving Water Filtration
    The Dream Team: Awash in Brilliance and Improving Water Filtration

    Read more

  • UH and Taiwan Collaborate to Design Earthquake-Proof Buildings
    UH and Taiwan Collaborate to Design Earthquake-Proof Buildings

    Read more

  • Civil Engineering Online Master's Program
    Civil Engineering Online Master's Program

    Get started now

  • Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report
    Named Best Engineering School of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

    Read more

Welcome to the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Houston. We are located in Houston, Texas; a city with one of the highest concentrations of civil and environmental engineering companies in the country. Our educational programs offer unique opportunities for a successful career start. The Department has approximately 234 undergraduates and 182 graduate students pursuing BSCE, MS, MCE and PhD degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

Latest News

2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala

The 2017 UH Cullen College of Engineering Alumni Awards Gala was held at the Bayou City Event Center on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The annual event, hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA), celebrates the professional achievements and contributions of college alumni and faculty.

Photos and Videos: 2017 EAA Gala
Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina, Courtesy of NASA

The Gulf Coast has been spared a major hurricane in the past few years, but as most Houstonians know all-too-well, the wrath of Mother Nature is never far away.

UH Engineer to Host Conference on Hurricane and Disaster Preparation and Recovery

When it comes to success in engineering studies, the data is clear: the better students do in their first-year core classes, the higher the chances that they will complete their engineering degrees.

Photos: First-Year Students Shine at First Year Experience Summit

Faculty Accolades

Everyone with a water faucet knows the nuisance of limescale, the chalky deposits of minerals that tend to build up inside of water heaters, pipes and pots. If left untreated, limescale can obstruct the flow of water through pipes and cause serious damage to various components of water lines and water heating systems.

Environmental Engineer Boosts Oil Production Efficiency with Department of Energy Grant

The Houston Chronicle recently profiled three UH engineers whose research is changing the world and shaping the future.

Houston Chronicle Profiles UH Engineers Who Are Changing the World

Student Success

Aparna Balasubramani in a familiar environment, near the water

Environmental engineering Ph.D. candidate Aparna Balasubramani has found that carbon nanotubes may be the one of the best ways to stop poisonous polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from entering waterways.

Aparna Balasubramani: Cleaning the Environment and Sweeping Awards
Konrad Krakowiak welcomes MIT students into his classroom via the big screen

Three days a week Konrad Krakowiak, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, stands before 13 students that make up his Cullen College engineering materials course to talk about concrete. Eighteen-hundred miles away, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Professor Franz-Josef Ulm does the same thing, teaching the same course to his six students.

Teaming Up Through Technology: UH and MIT Engineering Students Share Knowledge of Materials

Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers

Donate Now