The world needs civil engineers. We are the people who build elegant bridges spanning great distances, deliver clean water to millions of people, identify the best way to route billions of dollars in goods and design next-generation renewable energy systems.
At the University of Rhode Island Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, you’ll find undergraduate and graduate programs focused on preparing you to solve society’s challenges. Our program offers a unique blend of classroom and hands-on learning with internships available at many private companies and at the R.I. Department of Transportation. We also offer a multitude of student groups and honors societies that provide opportunities to build leadership skills and gain real-world experience.
Our graduates work across the world as leaders improving our infrastructure and transportation systems, cleaning the air and the water and, ultimately, advancing civilization and improving our quality of life.
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