students walk on University of Idaho campus

Visit UI

Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

Parents on campus during orientation

Homecoming Oct. 1-7

Join other Vandal families for a week of celebration and Vandal traditions. View Calendar

campus full of students

UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Locations

UI College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

UI Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

UI Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

UI CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: npreece@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate Degrees

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering consists of 12 full-time faculty members plus one half-time equivalent faculty member who has a joint appointment with Biological and Agricultural Engineering. There is one other faculty member who currently holds an administrative position, but is tenured in the Department. The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department serves approximately 210 undergraduate and 76 graduate students with graduate programs located in Moscow, Boise and Idaho Falls.

Emphasis areas include:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavements and Construction Materials
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources

Graduate Degrees

Graduate study is offered with specialization in the following areas:

  • Environmental and Sanitary Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering

The department offers master's and Ph.D. degrees, and graduate academic certificates. Distance students can earn master's degrees and certificates online with courses delivered by Engineering Outreach:

  • Master of Science (30 credits, with thesis)
  • Master of Engineering (33 credits, non-thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (in limited specialty areas) Certificate in Structural Engineering and in Water Resources Engineering (through Engineering Outreach)

Master of Science

Programs are offered in the specialized areas mentioned above. Applicants for admission generally will have a B.S. degree in civil engineering. However, those with B.S. degrees in areas other than civil engineering are also eligible for admission. This degree requires the preparation of an approved thesis.

Master of Engineering

A minimum of 33 credits is required. The other M.S. requirements apply. This study program includes the preparation of a technical paper.

Doctor of Philosophy

Persons interested in pursuing a doctoral degree must contact the Chair of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department well in advance of admission to the Graduate College. Preliminary screening of candidates and program planning for those admitted are essential features of the Ph.D. program. Programs are offered with specialization in the following general areas:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structures, Structural Mechanics and Construction Materials
  • Transportation Engineering Water Resources and Hydraulics

The qualifying examination is written and/or oral, and the preliminary examination is written and oral. In addition, one of the following requirements must be satisfied:

  • Satisfactory completion of a foreign language examination conducted by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  • Completion of a humanistic-social study program approved by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Candidates for graduate study must fulfill the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. See the College of Graduate Studies section of the catalog for the General Requirements applicable to each degree.

Course work requirements in each of the degree programs are relatively flexible depending on student interest and course availability. Financial assistance is available on a competitive basis in the form of instructional and graduate research assistantships. Students interested in graduate studies should select a specialty area in which they wish to study. Entrance requirements for the College of Graduate Studies apply. Foreign students must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 for admission to any departmental graduate degree program.

For more information about Civil & Environmental Engineering graduate studies, send requests to civilengr@uidaho.edu

The Civil & Environmental Engineering undergraduate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Boosting For The Public Good

Learn about the projects our students design, test and build

Locations

UI College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: deanengr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

UI Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

UI Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

UI CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: npreece@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach