Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo

We are one of the largest combined departments of civil, environmental, geological and architectural engineering in Canada and our community of innovative, engaged students, staff and faculty is more than 1,000 strong.

There’s a lot we’re proud of here, and whether you’re a future or current undergraduate student, interested in graduate studies or just curious about our department, we invite you to explore our programs, research and other information on this site to find out more.

  1. Jan. 18, 2019Watching the earth move

    Seismically monitoring an active volcano in Spain? That's last thing I thought I was going to do when I first started at the University of Waterloo five years ago!

    Whenever the choice for a new opportunity crops up, I always ask which option scares me most. And that's the one I choose. This has been the fundamental question I ask myself every term when choosing a co-op job, and it led me to my recent position as a seismology intern in Europe. To see the full article Click here

  2. Nov. 20, 2018Associate Editor Award recipient Sriram Narasimhan

    Congratulations to Professor Sriram Narasimhan! With the University of Waterloo, he was selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee on Technical Advancement as the recipient of the 2018 Associate Editor Award. The Award will be officially presented in Orlando Florida during the Structures Congress in April 2019.

  3. Nov. 12, 2018PhD student receives two prestigious awards

       Frederick Cheng, an environmental engineering doctoral candidate, recently won the 2017 Water Resources Research Editors' Choice Award for a paper based on his research.

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  1. Mar. 1 to 3, 2019Canadian Engineering Competition 2019Students competing

    Students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to watch the Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) 2019 competition events. Various competitions in design, consulting, presentation and debate will take place throughout E7 from Friday, March 1 until Sunday, March 3.

  2. Mar. 8, 2019Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition3MT Banner

    Research students from the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be challenged to articulate the impact and breadth of their research in a 3 minute presentation, using 1 static PowerPoint slide during the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

  3. Mar. 18, 2019Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering Capstone Design SymposiumCivil Engineering Capstone Design Project

    There will be lots to discover and explore at Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium. Dozens of projects will display everything from local transportation issues to the colonization of Mars. 

    For more information on all the research projects that will be presented, please see the 2019 Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering Capstone Design Projects page and join us on March 18 to come and explore for yourself! Students will be present from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm to show and discuss their research.

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