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Civil & Environmental Engineering

You'll get hands-on experience mentored by experienced professors as you learn the fundamental principles of science and engineering.

CE at Rose-Hulman

Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rose-Hulman will give you hands-on experience with faculty committed to your success. All of our professors have worked in the field and our department is rated No. 1 in the country.

We offer state-of-the-art labs and project-based learning to supplement your classroom experience. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in global programs, such as Engineers Without Borders and civil engineering competition teams, such as Concrete Canoe.


You'll get a great hands-on education working with professors with real-world credentials. You'll learn the principles of science and engineering and apply them to real projects. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in civil engineering and minors and graduate-level degrees in environmental engineering.

Learn about program accreditation here.

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

ABET_Engineering_Accreditation_CommissionA civil engineering degree will provide you with the knowledge and technical ability to perform essential engineering functions in the design, management and construction industries, among others. As a civil engineer, you can expect to work with public works in some capacity.

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Master's in Civil Engineering

Our civil engineering master’s program is designed to give you additional insights into the challenging and versatile profession of civil engineering. The one-year, course-based program focuses on structural engineering. However, there are alternatives if you are interested in a multi-year, thesis-based master of science civil engineering program.

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Minor in Environmental Engineering

A minor in environmental engineering provides an introduction to the overall field of environmental engineering.

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Master's in Environmental Engineering

You may pursue either a course-based master of environmental engineering degree or a project-based master of science in environmental engineering. Both programs require 48 hours of credit hours.

Facilities & Resources

Hands-on learning is a key component of the civil & environmental engineering curriculum at Rose-Hulman, and our students will have opportunities to test theories and classroom lessons using innovative labs and technology.

Students use the stream table to test theories that apply to flooding situations.


In the lab, you’ll use equipment such as the stream table to apply theories and principles that address issues of flooding.

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Between innovative laboratories and access to outdoor landscapes, there are many opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience while on Rose-Hulman’s campus. In the Structures Lab, students apply computer and strain gage technology to their projects, while the Ecological Systems Laboratory is designed for students to conduct research and outreach activities related to sustainable water quality. Students can also research water quality in the Lost Creek – South Fork watershed.

Top Careers in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Nearly 100 percent of Rose-Hulman’s civil engineering graduates have job offers at the time of graduation. This high placement rate is due to our commitment to providing high quality education, and the track record for success our alumni are known for.
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Structural Engineer

Structural engineers are heavily involved in designing structures, such as buildings, bridges and tunnels. Frequently, structural engineers work as consultants to architects or contractors.

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Environmental and Water Resource Engineer

Engineers working in this specialty manage natural resources and determine how they should be handled including waste disposal, pollution and flood control.

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Construction Engineer

Construction engineers are desirable for their engineering and leadership expertise that are critical to help ensure building projects are completed on time and under budget.

Department News

You'll master theory and practice while spending ample time working in teams from your first course on. All of our gradutes complete several civil engineering projects for external clients. 

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Images show Peter Householter in a jacket and tie and also show him working with two fellow students on a civil engineering project in Ecuador.

Senior Earns Structural Civil Engineering Foundation Award

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Recent Graduates Helping Inventors Realize Patent Dreams

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Wabash Valley Projects Sought for Senior Year Civil Engineering Course

Dr. Kevin Sutterer

Kevin Sutterer

Dr. Kevin G. Sutterer brings his experience as a geotechnical consultant to the classroom. His expertise includes liquefaction studies, seismic stability of earth structures, embankment dams and slope stability.

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Contact Us

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Olin Hall 225
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

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