Civil and environmental engineers play a vital role in society. Civil engineers build bridges, tunnels, dams and are involved in designing the infrastructure for transportation, commerce, energy and industry.
Environmental engineers research and design sustainable solutions for environmental problems. They identify, design, build and operate systems to restore, preserve and protect the environment.
At Rice, these disciplines offer students a robust curriculum, with hands-on opportunities for research and design. Because our classes are small, undergraduates get to know the faculty who teach their classes and learn about research opportunities in their labs. Our degree programs provide students with the theoretical and practical foundations they need to solve the problems of the 21st century. Civil and environmental engineers are the backbone of the Rice chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), which is one of the largest chapters in the country. Most of the projects undertaken by EWB are water related, and three are currently underway in Latin America.
Use the links to the left to learn more about degree requirements, course listings and what it’s like to be a civil and environmental engineering student at Rice.
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