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The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering department prepares students for the challenges they will face in designing and building solutions for society. We are leaders in innovative approaches and methods across the areas of construction, environmental, geotechnical, materials, structural, transportation and water resources.  
Aligned with its land-grant mission, the department provides educational excellence, supported by research synergies, innovation and outreach. We plan, design, construct, maintain, and operate infrastructure to support civilization and sustain society and prepare nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers. 
The profession also embraces new technologies such as nanotechnology, smart materials, sensors, etc. that are introduced into engineering and construction projects to improve reliability, cost effectiveness and quality of life.

Degrees Offered

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department offers several degrees including:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • B.S. in Construction Engineering
  • B.S. in Construction Management
  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering
  • M.S. in Construction Management
  • Master of Construction Management
  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Engineering

The curriculum is designed to give students a strong mathematical, scientific and engineering background in all of the areas of the field. At the same time it provides students with an opportunity to place further emphasis on their chosen areas through technical electives.

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Department News

CCEE News – October 9, 2021
Dr. Kalpana Katti and Dr. Dinesh Katti have been appointed as Adjunct Faculty with Sanford Research. This appointment would allow for greater academic and research collaborations with Sanford Research.
Dr. Syeed Iskander’s PE license application has been officially approved. Congratulations to the three professors!  

CCEE News – October 5, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Chau Le, Dr. Youjin Jang, Dr. Yao Yu, and Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah on their ND EPSCoR State Office STEM Awards, including Preliminary Data Seed Awards, Community-Based STEM Research Award, and Equipment Award.

CCEE News – September 29, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Dinesh Katti and Dr. Kalpana Katti on their proposal, “Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis Testbed for Regenerative Bone Therapies for Bone Metastasis,” to be funded via the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - DaCCoTA Ready-to-Go Pilot Grant program.
This grant is a collaboration between NDSU researchers and Sanford Health Physicians. The PIs of the grant are Dr. Dinesh Katti (NDSU) and  Dr. Parth Vyas (Sanford Health Orthopedic Oncology Surgeon); Co-PI- Dr. Kalpana Katti (NDSU); Collaborators- Dr. Jiha Kim (NDSU- Biological Sciences) and Dr. Samy Heshmat (Sanford Health Urologist). The grant amount is $99,998 for one year. The project involves obtaining prostate cancer and bone metastasis patient tissues from surgeries performed at the Sanford Health Fargo Hospitals. The project also involves studying new therapies for bone metastasis patients.

CCEE News – September 25, 2021
Two graduate students in Dr. Trung Le’s group, Lahcen Akerkouch and Berkay Koyuncu, received the Travel Awards from the American Physical Society (APS) to the Annual Meeting of Division of Fluid Dynamics in November. This award is highly selective and aimed for potential researchers in the field of Fluid Mechanics.

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