• World-top class research-oriented education is provided by more than 30 of experienced faculty members.
  • More than twenty different civil engineering-related emphases are available.
  • Laboratories are furnished with the latest analytical instruments.
  • Personal computers and work stations are accessible through computer networking system for the purpose of course work and research.
  • International students are allowed to write assignments and theses in English.
  • A one-year of research project on an emphasized subject will be given for senior students.


Undergraduate Program

First and second year students (freshmen and sophomores) in the department are required to take basic courses including calculus, algebra, statistics, differential equations, information science, physics, chemistry, statics, dynamics, engineering economics, humanities and social sciences. Third and fourth year students (junior and senior students) take basic civil engineering courses offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering that includes strength of materials, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, environmental engineering, soil mechanics, engineering planning, engineering statistics, and other civil engineering-related subjects. Senior students are requested to select an emphasis related to civil engineering and choose an academic advisor in their emphasized area for a senior research project. The student conducts the project at the laboratory of his/her advisor's under the supervision of faculty members of the advisor's research group, prepares thesis, and takes oral defense of the thesis.

Graduate Programs

Master's Program

The Master's Program usually takes one to two years. This program provides an advanced training and education on some specific topics of civil engineering. Classes include Numerical analysis, Spectral analysis, Optimum design, Probabilistic design, Continuum mechanics, Mechanics of inhomogeneous materials, Soil dynamics, Advanced structural design, Environmental pollution control, Water purification engineering etc. The student chooses an academic advisor in the field of student's interest to start a research project for the thesis. In many cases, the student decides a research project subject, writes a research proposal, conducts research project utilizing departmental facilities, prepares a thesis and defends it. All of these processes are supervised by the student's advisor as well as other faculty members in the related fields. The courses to be taken for the graduation depend on the student's research field.

Doctoral Program

The degree of Doctor in Engineering will be approved in the Graduate School of Engineering under recommendation of the committee in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Candidates for the doctoral degree are required to complete a research project at a professional standard as well as an excellent performance in courses. Courses offered by the department are Doctoral course seminars on civil engineering. A doctoral student is need to choose an academic advisor in the field of his/her interest. At the end period of the program, the candidate must present a dissertation and defend it as the final examination. A student may conduct his/her research project at private or governmental research institutes with permission of the advisory committee. Duration of doctoral program is usually two to three years depending on the student's performance.