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University of California, Irvine

CUREE University Representative:

Professor Ayman Mosallam
Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175
zotcode: 2175
Office: EG 4149
Tel.: 949.824.3369
Fax: 949.824.2117

CUREE Members:

• Ayman Mosallam
• Jann N. Yang


Civil Engineering is described as the art of sustainably harnessing the natural environment to meet human needs. The success of this endeavor is evident all around us. The arid plain which greeted the early settlers in Southern California has been transformed into a thriving regional community largely by the application of civil engineering.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine is a team of faculty, students, staff and industrial affiliates. Our mission is to provide students with a broad, fundamental and flexible educational program and to expand engineering knowledge through an active and exciting undergraduate and graduate research program. The department is dedicated to providing life-long development, instilling a sense of professional responsibility, and serving our society. We provide an environment that promotes teamwork and values integrity and honesty in all efforts. Civil and environmental engineering is an inherently interdisciplinary field. As such, students select groups of courses in one or more related application areas, such
as computer science, applied mathematics, urban and regional planning, economics, chemistry and management.

The goal of the Civil and Environmental Engineering curriculum is to prepare graduates for a career in practice, research, or teaching. At the undergraduate level a common core of fundamental subjects is provided, and students are required to specialize in their senior year. Specializations are offered in General Civil Engineering, Environmental Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Systems Engineering. Concentrations are offered in Computer Applications, Engineering Management, Infrastructure Planning, and Mathematical Methods. Graduate opportunities are in three major thrust areas: structural analysis, design, and reliability; transportation systems engineering; and water resources and environmental engineering.

The career opportunities in civil and environmental engineering are varied as in any other discipline. Graduates may look forward to long-term careers in major corporations, public bodies, the military, private consulting firms, or to being self-employed in private practice. History has shown a civil engineeing education to be a good ground for many administrative and managerial positions.

We offer B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering and environmental engineering, and are accredited by ABET. Through our degree programs, research, and professional activities, the Department pursues its mission of life-long development, instilling a sense of professional responsibility, and serving our society locally and abroad. The Henry Samueli School of Engineering provides a stimulating academic environment for students interested in the application of science and the development of new technologies for the benefit of society.

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University of California, Irvine
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
E4130 Engineering Gateway
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

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