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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

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CEIE Students Lauren Alger and Lindsey Kellar Selected to Attend the Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC)

Lauren Alger and Lindsey Kellar were honored to be chosen to attend the annual Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conferen... Read More

Burak Tanyu's, assistant professor, Engineering Geology class tours the Cedar Mountain Stone Quarry. Photo by Evan Cantwell/George Mason University.
Civil Engineering Students Had a Blast at Cedar Mountain Quarry

When college students say they had a blast, they typically don't mean watching 20,000 lbs. of explosive power blast 40,000 to... Read More

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GMU's Engineers for International Development Team Accepts 2nd Place NCEES Award

On October 9, CEIE's Acting Chair, Liza Wilson Durant, VSE Dean, Ken Ball, and the Engineers for International Development te... Read More



19 Nov

CEIE Seminar
Presenter: Jason Giovannettone, Topic: Using climate variability and a new software to predict annual and seasonal precipitation
5-6PM Nguyen Engineering Building, Rm 1602

9 Dec

CEIE Seminar
Presenter: Aiyoub Abbaspour and Daniel Habete, Topic: Graduate research advances in the CEIE department
5-6PM Nguyen Engineering Building, Rm 1602


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

CEI Announces 2015 Lunch and Awardee: Mr. Bob Chase, NVTA

The GMU Civil Engineering Institute announces Mr. Bob Chase, president of the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, as recipient of the 2015 CEI Engineering Excellence and Leadership Award. … 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