A Letter From Our Chair
Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. The goal of our department is to elucidate civil and environmental engineering technology by involving students in the design and construction of sustainable infrastructure projects that emphasize safety and public health. Our graduates enhance the quality of life for people both locally and around the world by providing safe structures such as bridges, highways, skyscrapers, tunnels and dams, and by helping to restore and maintain water quality and the environment. Civil Engineering has always been an exciting yet flexible profession filled with opportunities. Read More >
The Department currently offers two undergraduate degree programs: one in Civil Engineering and one in Environmental Engineering: Municipal Processes. We pride ourselves with a civil engineering program that has been accredited since 1936 and we became one of the first universities to offer an accredited undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering starting in 2000. A final decision as to which degree program is right for you does not have to be made until the middle of the 2nd year. As a faculty, we make sure that you will have the foundation to face the challenges of today and tomorrow as a professional engineer. Our current (2010) enrollment is at an all time high, with 436 undergraduates and 70+ graduate students, totaling over 500 students. Our engineering research programs in environmental, water resources, structures, materials and geotechnical are vibrant and expanding to meet new challenges especially in the area of sustainability engineering. Research awards typically exceed $5 million with multiple research awards from state, federal and private sources and several centers addressing issues of regional, national and international importance.
To ensure that the experience at UNH is rewarding and fulfilling, we encourage students to take advantage of all available opportunities such as getting involved with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter, Students/Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the Honors Program and other student organizations. Study abroad opportunities for one semester through our exchange programs in Budapest and Scotland, or our International Affairs dual major are also available. We also have a 5-year BS/MS degree for students who qualify and conventional MS and PhD degrees should you choose to further enhance your formal education. As you will quickly discover, our faculty are here to help all students succeed. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information regarding our programs and the opportunities available in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Make a difference. Engineer the future.
M. Robin Collins, Ph.D., P.E.
Davison Professor of Environmental Engineering and Chair
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