Civil and environmental engineers at Penn State are trained to solve the design, construction, and maintenance concerns of the natural and physically built environment. We deal with public works including highways, railroads, bridges, buildings, and water and energy systems. We seek to tackle some of the major problems facing engineering today and lead the industry in research discoveries and design innovations. We work in a variety of fields to develop solutions for challenges in design, construction, research, and education.
Our graduate students are given a variety of customized research areas to choose from including: