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Volgenau Engineering Building

Welcome to CEIE

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE) is an internationally recognized program leading the engineering profession with the expansion of knowledge through research and scholarship. Our core mission is to educate civil engineers as visionary stewards of society.

As a key driver in Virginia’s economic engine, CEIE builds upon its foundation in urban infrastructure engineering to lead in the development of sustainable cities and villages through innovation, research and practice. CEIE attracts and educates Virginia’s best performing students as well as national and international undergraduate and graduate students who are eager for these challenges. CEIE students are opportunity seekers who are prepared to develop and implement innovative and successful solutions to today’s complex and multi-disciplinary engineering challenges.

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News at a Glance

Dr. Celso Ferreira Spends Semester Collaborating with Researchers at Stanford University

Dr. Celso Ferreira was recently appointed a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University through summer 2016. ... Read More

Students prepare for the steel bridge competition. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University
GMU Steel Bridge Team Advances to National Competition

The GMU Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge Team will advance to the National Competition... Read More

FHWA Award on “Advancing Travel Behavior Information Gathering through Public Domain Data”

George Mason University, as part of a research consortium led by Dr. Lei Zhang, at the University of Maryland, received fundi... Read More



6 Apr

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

Speaker: Eleonore Paquier, Postdoctoral Researcher

Topic: Field surveying methods for coastal engineering

4:30 – 5:30 PM Research Hall Room 163

18 Apr

Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar

Speaker: Guanqi Liu, PhD Student   Topic: CEIE Graduate Research

5:00 – 6:00 PM ENGR Bldg Room 1602

20 Apr

Civil Engineering Institute Annual Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award Luncheon

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center


CEI Announces 2016 Engineering Excellence and Leadership Awardee: Dr. G. Wayne Clough

The GMU Civil Engineering Institute announces Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, and President Emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, as recipient of the 2016 CEI Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award…. Read More

GMU ASCE Concrete Canoe

George Mason University’s Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Concrete Canoe Team designed, built, and raced their concrete canoe at the ASCE regional competition in April 2015…. Read More

Undergraduate Student Curriculum Flowcharts

The curriculum flowchart for undergraduates entering CEIE in fall, 2012 or later, is provided here. The curriculum flowchart for undergraduates entering CEIE between fall, 2009, and spring, 2012, is provided here. Full undergraduate program information is provided here. CEIE course numbering effective… Read More