Since the beginning of civilization, people have been building with the use of engineering principles. Modern society depends on this contribution from the civil, construction and environmental engineer, whose education is systematically developed from a strong background in mathematics and the physical and engineering sciences. The engineer must relate to society and fellow men and women and be aware of how the engineering principles can be applied for the benefit of others.
Civil, construction and environmental engineers are also stewards of the land, its resources and environment. Many are involved in activities such as watershed and environmental planning, sustainable resource development and environmental protection.
Civil, construction and environmental engineers design and build the infrastructure of civilization. Activities include conception, design, and construction of:
Engineers in this profession often work in one (or more) of four sub-disciplines or sub-specialties:
The mission of the Department is to educate students in the Jesuit tradition of ethics based education who are competent in their technical field, appreciate the moral and ethical impact of their professional work and continue their professional development throughout their careers, to advance the state of technical and scientific knowledge through research and to provide service to the civic and professional communities.
Department Educational Objectives
The Department has established the following educational objectives for its program:
Christopher M. Foley, PhD, PE
Chair and Professor
Mark O. Federle, PhD, PE, CPC
Associate Chair, Professor and McShane Chair in Construction Engineering
Stephen M. Heinrich, PhD
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies