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Strategic Plan

A five-year action plan was developed by our faculty and staff for the years 2014-2019. The following four goals were established: 

  • Goal 1: Research and Discovery. Develop horizontal research programs that cut across our existing vertical programs.
  • Goal 2: Quality Improvement. Re‐engineer our graduate programs.
  • Goal 3: Education. Renew the undergraduate experience.
  • Goal 4: Development. Upgrade facilities.

Our full 2014-2019 Strategic Plan can be viewed here.



The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084