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.
Four teams of civil and environmental engineering seniors presented their designs for the Citizens Bank campus to a panel of judges consisting of faculty and outside consulting engineers on May 9.
Maria Briones, who graduated from URI’s International Engineering Program (IEP) in 2014 with bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Spanish, recently received the W. Brewster Snow Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
Three experts from national, state and local water agencies gave their perspectives on clean drinking water at the ninth annual Rhode Island Clean Drinking Water Symposium. The event was hosted by the Rhode Island Water Resources Center (RIWRC).
According to Nasser Zawia, dean of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School, graduate enrollment in engineering programs at URI rose this year by 8.5 percent. International enrollment grew to 13 percent. PBN photo by Michael Salerno.
Channel 6 recently interviewed URI College of Engineering Professor George Tsiatas about his thoughts on the Miami bridge collapse. Prof. Tsiatis’ research focuses on civil infrastructure, including bridge engineering.