About us

In labs and in real life

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineers are constantly solving real-world problems and inventing new processes, structures and materials that change the world.

Students in our department are preparing to face the challenges of 2020 and beyond in key areas such as:

  • building sustainability
  • innovative and resilient infrastructure materials and systems
  • energy and the environment
  • detection, assessment and mitigation of health-threatening pollutants

Educated in specialized areas such as advanced infrastructure systems and materials, construction management, geotechnical and water resources engineering and environmental engineering, our students recognize the importance of maintaining our country’s aging infrastructure, living sustainably and safeguarding human health.

Our faculty are world-renowned experts, yet they remain highly accessible to students. Even as freshmen, our students interact daily with full-time faculty members. Our teaching and laboratories are among the best in the nation, providing opportunities for hands-on experience for all students. Our research centers housed within the department enhance the curriculum and offer both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research projects.

Since our department’s founding in 1873, civil engineers from Missouri S&T have left their lasting mark on the world. They have built our nation’s navigation systems, skyscrapers, water and wastewater treatment systems, made remarkable contributions in business and provided better access to safe water and sanitation. Read a few profiles about our successful alumni Bob Brinkmann, CE’71, Matt Coco, CE’66 and Don Gunther, CE’60, who were recently celebrated as Alumni of Influence for their contriubtions to our university and the wider world.

By the Numbers

7 Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Engineering (D.E.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Science (M.S.)

6 Online Degrees and
Certificate Programs

Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Environmental Engineering (M.S.)
Contemporary Structural Engineering
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Infrastructure Renewal
Project Engineering and
Construction Management

10+ Labs and centers

Center for Infrastructure
Engineering Studies (CIES)
Research on Concrete Applications for
Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST)
Environmental Research Center (ERC)
Missouri Local Training and
Resource Center (MLTRC)
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed
Steel Structures (CCFSS)


Undergraduate Students


Graduate Students


Full-time faculty members

#5 Best jobs-
civil engineer

Best engineering jobs
(U.S. News & World Report).

15% job growth-
environmental engineers

Projected 10-year growth
(Bureau of Labor Statistics).

$300k in

Annual undergraduate scholarships
awarded by the department.