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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.

Join us.


Nov 15Tuesday Tune Up: Walk-in Hours in Fenwick Library

Location: Fenwick, Room 1201

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Does your resume or cover letter need a quick tune up? If so, stop by Fenwick Library, room 1201, for walk-in hours from University Career Services from 5 to 7 pm. Please note the last walk-in will take place at 6:45 pm.

During the Tuesday Tune Up, a Peer Career Advisor can review your resume/cover letter, answer your HireMason questions, provide you with internship search tips, and so much more. Please bring a printed copy of your resume/cover letter for review. No reservation required for this event.

Nov 15Lockheed Martin Ice Cream Social

Location: ENGR Atrium

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Come mingle and network with Lockheed Martin where you can enjoy a variety of ice cream while meeting some of Lockheed Martin’s best from rotary & Mission Systems to Space Systems.

Nov 21Suitability of Using Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Geotransportation Applications

Location: HUB, Room 5

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Burak Tanyu


Currently, there is a great interest among transportation agencies in the U.S. to increase common practices to incorporate new materials for constructing geotransportation infrastructure. Materials generated from different industrial by-products are frequently being evaluated for their suitability to be considered as a new aggregate source as these materials provide opportunities for reducing the depletion of natural resources and minimizing expansion of landfills to store them. Currently there is great interest to create aggregates from crushed concrete referred as recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) or crushed hydraulic cement concrete (CHCC). There are major economical incentives to recycle this material as well as abundance of source in the U.S. and worldwide. In his talk, Dr. Tanyu will present multiple research studies that he and his research team have been involved in evaluating the suitability of RCA in geotransportation applications. He will discuss how findings from his research contribute to the decision making and implementation processes to use this material. He will also highlight gaps in the research that still needs to be answered.

Burak Tanyu is an assistant professor of geotechnical engineering at the CEIE Department of George Mason University (GMU). His research areas lies within developing sustainable geotransportation infrastructures as it relates to highway systems, earth retaining systems, and buildings. Since joining GMU, he has expanded his research area into evaluating infrastructure resiliency against natural hazards such as landslides and hurricanes. His research is funded by Virginia Department of Transportation, National Cooperation Highway Research Program (administered by one of the program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine), National Science Foundation, and Recycle Materials Resource Center. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Texas-Arlington and doctorate from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining GMU in 2011, he was a Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants. Dr. Tanyu is also an instructor at the National Highway Institute and chairs the GeoEnvironmental Process Committee of the Transportation Research Board. His expertise is in characterization of recycle materials and geosynthetics.


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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