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Department ofCivil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Learn to design and build the world around you.

We rely on civil engineers to build our bridges, dams, highways, transit networks, airports, tunnels, water systems, industrial and commercial buildings, and to protect our environment. As a civil engineer, you will be faced with creating innovative ways to build and improve infrastructure in the face of climate change and increasing urbanization. Santa Clara prepares you to meet this challenge.

Our curriculum combines a unique balance of the practical aspects of engineering with a strong theoretical foundation. The curriculum covers environmental, structural, construction, geotechnical, transportation, and water resources engineering. You'll find small classes complemented by hands-on projects, time in the lab and field trips.

Faculty members are active scholars as well as practicing engineers. You'll go to them for advice and mentorship, and there will be several opportunities to develop camaraderie during regular department events.  

For undergraduates, we offer a B.S. degree, as well as a combined B.S./M.S. five-year program. Graduate students can focus on structural engineering, general civil engineering, or construction management in pursuit of their M.S. degree.

Student Spotlight

Sedona Leza Civil Engineering 2020

Senior Civil Engineering student, Sedona Leza '20, takes a look back at her four-year journey at Santa Clara University.

Faculty Spotlight

Laura Doyle, Lauren Oliver, Cristina Whitworth

Civil Engineering Adjunct Lecturer Laura Doyle is the advisor on the climate smart farming system that is enabling women in rural Uganda to provide for their families and increase their monthly income.

Alumni Spotlight

Gabriel J. Alcantar ’08 received the prestigious H.J. Brunnier Award for Outstanding Service to the San Francisco Section of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers).

Contact Us

Chair:  Ed Maurer
Senior Administrative Assistant: Melanie Massie

Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Heafey-Bergin, Bldg. 202

(408) 554-4061

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