Civil and Environmental Engineering

Steel structure, seen from below.
Steel structure, seen from below.

Civil and environmental engineers are concerned with some of the most pressing problems of our world, including public infrastructure renewal, access to clean drinking water, environmental remediation and sustainable solutions to energy needs.

The CEE undergraduate program prepares students to face these tremendous challenges by providing a sound education in math, physics, and science and engineering fundamentals, all while emphasizing hands-on design projects and case studies that supply context and motivation. Students are taught how to combine theory, measurement and modeling to develop a good understanding of the problems at hand and point the way to desirable solutions.

The three CEE undergraduate degrees - civil engineering (1C) environmental engineering science (1E) and civil and environmental engineering degree (1A) - share a common core, usually taken in the sophomore year, that includes subjects in ecology, mechanics, mathematics and engineering design. In the junior and senior years, students build on the core by taking more specialized subjects in their chosen degree tracks.

The CEE engineering design lab sequence introduces sophomores to design and fabrication in a supportive team-oriented environment. The Classes of 2009 and 2010 designed and built energy-harvesting machines, for instance, a bicycle that harvests and stores the energy generated by the cyclist and a turbine that collects wind energy. Students in the senior engineering design class also design and build projects, including full-scale portable footbridges that can support a ton of concrete blocks.

Our departmental unit requirements are among the lowest in the School of Engineering, providing flexibility for students who wish to have a minor as well as a major, study abroad and pursue interests outside engineering.


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering links

Visit the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering home page at:
http://cee.mit.edu/

Review the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering curriculum at:
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/resources/curriculum/index.htm#1

Learn more about MIT Engineering:
http://engineering.mit.edu/


Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 1.00Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem SolvingFall 2005
 1.00Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem SolvingSpring 2005
 1.001Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem SolvingFall 2005
 1.010Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental ApplicationsFall 2003
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1.010Uncertainty in EngineeringFall 2008
 1.011Project EvaluationSpring 2005
 1.012Introduction to Civil Engineering DesignSpring 2002
 1.015JDesign of Systems Operating in Random EnvironmentsSpring 2006
 1.017Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental ApplicationsFall 2003
 1.018JFundamentals of EcologyFall 2003
 1.020Ecology II: Engineering for SustainabilitySpring 2008
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1.021JIntroduction to Modeling and SimulationSpring 2008
 1.032Advanced Soil MechanicsFall 2004
 1.033Mechanics of Material Systems: An Energy ApproachFall 2003
 1.040Project ManagementSpring 2004
 1.040Project ManagementSpring 2007
 1.041JFrameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System DesignSpring 2007
 1.044JFundamentals of Energy in BuildingsFall 2003
 1.050Solid MechanicsFall 2004
 1.050Engineering Mechanics IFall 2007
 1.051Structural Engineering DesignFall 2003
 1.053JDynamics and Vibration (13.013J)Fall 2002
 1.053JDynamics and Control IFall 2007
 1.053JDynamics and Control ISpring 2007
 1.054Mechanics and Design of Concrete StructuresSpring 2004
 1.060Engineering Mechanics IISpring 2006
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1.061Transport Processes in the EnvironmentFall 2008
 1.081JChemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (BE.104J)Spring 2005
 1.084JSystems MicrobiologyFall 2006
 1.101Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design IFall 2005
 1.101Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design IFall 2006
 1.103Civil Engineering Materials LaboratorySpring 2004
 1.105Solid Mechanics LaboratoryFall 2003
 1.361Advanced Soil MechanicsFall 2004
 1.366Advanced Soil MechanicsFall 2004
 1.401JProject ManagementSpring 2004
 1.401JProject ManagementSpring 2007
 1.541Mechanics and Design of Concrete StructuresSpring 2004
 1.57Mechanics of Material Systems: An Energy ApproachFall 2003
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1.61Transport Processes in the EnvironmentFall 2008
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Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 1.032Advanced Soil MechanicsFall 2004
 1.033Mechanics of Material Systems: An Energy ApproachFall 2003
 1.040Project ManagementSpring 2004
 1.040Project ManagementSpring 2007
 1.054Mechanics and Design of Concrete StructuresSpring 2004
NEW
1.061Transport Processes in the EnvironmentFall 2008
 1.124JFoundations of Software EngineeringFall 2000
 1.126JPattern Recognition and AnalysisFall 2006
 1.128JComputational GeometrySpring 2003
 1.130Wavelets, Filter Banks and ApplicationsSpring 2003
 1.133Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering PracticeFall 2007
 1.138JWave PropagationFall 2006
 1.142JSystems Optimization: Models and Computation (SMA 5223)Spring 2004
 1.145JEngineering Economy ModuleFall 2008
 1.146Engineering Systems Analysis for DesignFall 2008
 1.151Probability and Statistics in EngineeringSpring 2005
 1.155Engineering Risk-Benefit AnalysisSpring 2007
 1.201JIntroduction to Transportation SystemsFall 2006
 1.203JLogistical and Transportation Planning MethodsFall 2004
 1.203JLogistical and Transportation Planning MethodsFall 2006
 1.206JAirline Schedule PlanningSpring 2003
 1.212JAn Introduction to Intelligent Transportation SystemsSpring 2005
 1.221JTransportation SystemsFall 2004
 1.223JTransportation Policy, Strategy, and ManagementFall 2004
 1.224JCarrier SystemsFall 2003
 1.225JTransportation Flow SystemsFall 2002
 1.234JAirline ManagementSpring 2006
 1.252JUrban Transportation PlanningFall 2002
 1.252JUrban Transportation PlanningFall 2006
 1.253JTransportation Policy and Environmental LimitsSpring 2004
 1.258JPublic Transportation Service and Operations PlanningSpring 2006
 1.259JTransit ManagementFall 2006
 1.260JLogistics SystemsFall 2006
 1.264JDatabase, Internet, and Systems Integration TechnologiesFall 2006
 1.273JSupply Chain Planning (SMA 6305)Spring 2005
 1.274JManufacturing System and Supply Chain DesignSpring 2005
 1.284JAnalyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2004
 1.284JAnalyzing & Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2005
 1.284JAnalyzing and Accounting for Regional Economic ChangeSpring 2006
 1.322Soil BehaviorSpring 2005
 1.34Waste Containment and Remediation TechnologySpring 2004
 1.361Advanced Soil MechanicsFall 2004
 1.364Advanced Geotechnical EngineeringFall 2003
 1.366Advanced Soil MechanicsFall 2004
 1.401JProject ManagementSpring 2004
 1.401JProject ManagementSpring 2007
 1.432JSystem and Project ManagementFall 2003
 1.46Strategic Management in the Design and Construction Value ChainFall 2003
 1.464E-Commerce and the Internet in Real Estate and ConstructionSpring 2004
 1.541Mechanics and Design of Concrete StructuresSpring 2004
 1.561Motion Based DesignFall 2003
 1.56JStructural Mechanics in Nuclear Power TechnologyFall 2006
 1.57Mechanics of Material Systems: An Energy ApproachFall 2003
 1.571Structural Analysis and ControlSpring 2004
 1.573JStructural Mechanics (13.10J)Fall 2002
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1.61Transport Processes in the EnvironmentFall 2008
 1.63Advanced Fluid Dynamics of the EnvironmentFall 2002
 1.685JNonlinear Dynamics and WavesSpring 2007
 1.72Groundwater HydrologyFall 2005
 1.725JChemicals in the Environment: Fate and TransportFall 2004
 1.731Water Resource SystemsFall 2006
 1.76Aquatic ChemistryFall 2005
 1.77Water Quality ControlSpring 2006
 1.782Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering ProjectFall 2003
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1.782Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering ProjectFall 2007
 1.814JSystems Perspectives on Industrial EcologySpring 2006
 1.817JPlanning for Sustainable DevelopmentSpring 2006
 1.818JSustainable EnergySpring 2005
 1.818JSustainable EnergyJanuary (IAP) 2007
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1.825JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and ModelingFall 2007
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1.825JRegional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and ModelingFall 2008
 1.85Water and Wastewater Treatment EngineeringSpring 2006
 1.851JWater and Sanitation Infrastructure in Developing CountriesSpring 2007
 1.89Environmental MicrobiologyFall 2004
 1.963Environmental Engineering Applications of Geographic Information SystemsFall 2004
 1.963Globalization of the Engineering and Construction IndustryFall 2006
 1.963A Sustainable Transportation Plan for MITSpring 2007
 1.964Design for SustainabilityFall 2006
 1.978From Nano to Macro: Introduction to Atomistic Modeling TechniquesJanuary (IAP) 2007
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