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Department ofCivil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering


The Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering offers a well-balanced undergraduate program that strives to develop graduates who are capable of solving complex problems with fixed and oftentimes limited resources.

Civil engineering students wear orange hard hats with their gowns instead of caps at undergraduate commencement
The application of state-of-the-art skills, a sound understanding of engineering principles, the ability to communicate and artic­ulate ideas, and preparation for lifelong learning are some of the key areas of focus in the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering curriculum. At the completion of the undergraduate program, graduates are well equipped to enter the practice or pursue advanced studies in any of the civil engineering disciplines. The department provides students with the necessary guidance to develop their full potential within the context of their own personal experiences and the expectations of the profession.

As graduates of the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering program, junior engineers get involved in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure that is critical to daily life, including buildings, transportation systems, airports, irrigation systems, water supplies, supply systems, and environmental protection facilities.

The educational objectives developed by the Department for its undergraduate program reflect our commitment to providing a program that produces graduates who, within five years of graduation, will:

  • capably design, build, maintain, or improve civil engineering-based systems in the context of environmental, economic, and societal requirements.
  • serve the community as ethical and responsible professionals.
  • engage in lifelong learning for professional growth.

Contact Us

Chair: Aria Amirbahman
Vice Chair: Tonya Nilsson
Department Manager: Kendra Gonzalez

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

Sobrato Discovery, Bldg. 402

(408) 554-4061

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