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Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing graduates for entry into the profession and conducting and disseminating relevant basic and applied research for the betterment of the state, nation and global communities.

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Message from the Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama. We are pleased that you are interested in exploring our website and learning about our Department and its programs and opportunities. We have a long and distinguished history. Courses were added to the University’s curriculum in 1838, making us one of the first institutions in this country to teach civil engineering.

Civil, construction, and environmental engineering is about development, community service, and improvement. The world faces many challenges today, including pollution, traffic congestion, drinking water availability, energy needs, urban redevelopment and community planning. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Vision for Civil Engineers in 2025 is to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life.

Our Department offers undergraduate degrees in Architectural EngineeringCivil EngineeringConstruction Engineering, and Environmental Engineering. Specialty areas of concentration exist in transportation, structural engineering, construction materials, and geotechnical engineering. We further offer Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering. With these degrees, you can be part of the ASCE’s vision and address these grand challenges. We have a dedicated faculty and staff who support our educational programs and conduct innovative research in these areas.

If you have any questions, or require more detail, then please contact me. I will gladly answer any questions that you may have regarding the Department, the College of Engineering, or The University of Alabama.

Dr. Gary Moynihan
Professor and Interim Department Head

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About Us

Mission

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is dedicated to advancing the profession through its innovative, student-centered education and research programs. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing graduates for entry into the profession, educating future leaders of the profession, and conducting and disseminating meaningful basic and applied research for the betterment of the state, nation and global communities.

Vision

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will be a leader in education and research, recognized nationally and internationally for quality and innovation.

Goals

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering will:

  • Provide high-quality, innovative, and comprehensive educational experiences for our students
  • Produce an increasing number of exceptional bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral graduates
  • Increase external funding for sponsored programs that supports research of relevance
  • Foster an environment supportive of excellence and innovation in education, research and service.

Strategic Plan

The Department has developed a comprehensive strategic plan supporting our mission, vision, and goals.

Program Objectives, Student Outcomes and Statistics

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of The University of Alabama’s Bachelor of Science in civil engineering (BSCivE), Bachelor of Science in construction engineering (BSConE), Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering (BSArchE), and Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering (BSEnvE) programs are to have graduates who, within a few years of graduation, are in demand and lead fulfilling professional careers, in their chosen area of professional practice, through their demonstrated abilities to:

  1. Apply knowledge, sound judgment, and technical skills to design or implement sustainable solutions to problems.
  2. Expand their knowledge of current and emerging issues to meet evolving challenges facing society with a strong commitment to career-long professional development and lifelong learning.
  3. Exhibit ethical behavior, effective interpersonal and communication skills, and professional accountability in all career endeavors.

Student Outcomes

Students, upon completion of the BSCivE, BSConE, BSArchE, and/or BSEnvE programs, will be able to:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that met specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to require and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Enrollment and Graduation Statistics

The University of Alabama Office of Institutional Research and Assessment maintains annual enrollment and graduate data for the programs in the College of Engineering. Please visit the OIRA Statistical Profiles website to find statistics for student enrollment, degrees awarded and faculty data.

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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, graduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources.

Faculty/Staff Directory

A list of CCEE employees in the College of Engineering.

Awards and Honors

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recognizes student and alumni achievement with several awards.

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