Seattle University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is home to three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (including optional environmental specialization), the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and the Master of Science in Structural Engineering. When you join our department, you will benefit from our low student-faculty ratio as you connect closely with your professors. Our curriculum is practical with hands-on learning built into our programs at every level from class projects and paid internship opportunities. Our graduates work in top private-sector firms and government agencies while some seek advanced degrees.
In June 2022 , the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosted five visiting scholars from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in Bogotá, Colombia. The visit was part of an initiative to provide additional global education and research opportunities for STEM students.
A Seattle University engineering project to receive an award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).
Undergraduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering have partnered with the Low Income Housing Institute to construct a Tiny Home.
A student project to use leftover cross laminated timber to build houses for the homeless earned one of eight $10,000 awards from the 2021 NCEES Engineering Awards.
Seattle University has won more NCEES Engineering Education Awards than any other program in the US.
Almost all CEE undergraduates complete an internship during their program.
CEE seniors report high satisfaction and effective preparation for their future careers.
Seattle University prides itself on small class sizes and direct instruction from faculty.
Only 24% of engineering majors in the US are women. Explore our Society of Women Engineers.
The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
From our campus and state of the art labs located in the dynamic heart of Seattle, you will be well prepared to contribute to projects throughout the region. Surrounded by leading companies ready to hire you, you'll tackle real-world challenges with help from dedicated faculty.
The CEE Department is committed to expanding STEM education to all students regardless of background, and we are proud of the diverse community studying in our programs.
CEE faculty are committed to educating the whole person and helping you maximize your opportunities while you earn your degrees. All CEE faculty are licensed Professional Engineers and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses - zero CEE classes are taught by TAs. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, you will get to know your professors personally, and benefit from their connections and experience as you prepare for your career.
“We value the well-rounded technical and communication skills exhibited in recent Seattle U graduate hires, along with the program’s focus on real-world professional experience.”
“The faculty are all very well connected. They know everybody in the area, and if they know you’re interested in a topic or site or firm, they’ll put you in touch right away.”
We strive to help our students develop a strong understanding and mastery of fundamentals to see how these apply in practice. When you leave here excited about the impact you can have on society, then we’ve done our job.