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Civil & Environmental Engineering Research

The Oklahoma State University (OSU) has a strong history of externally funded research on practical and implementable solutions for important problems.  We aim to use our research expertise to help develop, create, and maintain a safe, durable, and sustainable infrastructure system.  The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVE) at OSU currently completes > $2.5M annually in external research from federal, state, private, and international funding sources and has done so for the last three years.  The University is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in CIVE.  These facilities have been renewed with investments of > $20M over the past three years.  The research is completed by 14 research-active faculty members.  The CIVE department recognizes the importance to engage a diverse set of faculty and students in research to provide implementable solutions to important problems. 

Our Technical Areas

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is a broadly based degree that requires coursework in all of these technical areas, so that graduates are prepared for a wide variety of career opportunities.  For the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, students specialize in one of the technical areas.  Research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students are available in these technical areas.

Construction Engineering & Management

Construction Engineering concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams, and reservoirs. 

Environmental Engineering & Water Resources

Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites.

Geotechnical Engineering & Construction Materials

Geotechnical engineering is a field of civil engineering that deals with the engineering behavior of soils, rocks, other earth and geo-materials. 

Structural Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Structural engineering is a field of engineering that deals with the design of a structural system with the purpose of supporting and resisting various loads. 

Transportation & Pavement Engineering

Transportation and pavement engineering is the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods (transport). The planning aspects of transportation engineering relate to urban planning, and involve technical forecasting decisions and political factors. 

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