Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Meet me in the lab

At CEE, our facilities set us apart. We have laboratories for everything from Structural, Geotechnical, & Environmental to Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering. At UNO, the classroom is just the beginning!


Civil and environmental engineers play a vital role in the New Orleans area: a city  that is subject to tropical storms and flooding, and near sea level. Our faculty and graduates lend their much-needed expertise to New Orleans and the world beyond southeastern Louisiana.

Welcome to Civil Engineering

Civil engineering applies the laws and principles of the basic sciences, primarily mechanics, to the design, modification, construction, and building of structures of all kinds, to resist and harness the forces of nature, and to improve the quality of life. Civil engineers are responsible for planning, designing, constructing, and operating structures, water-supply and waste-disposal systems, air- and water- pollution-control systems, flood-control systems, and transportation systems. In essence, civil engineers are concerned with the environment of modern society.

Our Educational Objective

The educational objective of the Civil Engineering Program at UNO is to produce civil engineering graduates that are academically prepared to be successful civil engineers serving the needs of society by working in industry, consulting, construction, government, or academia.

ABET Accreditation

The B.S. in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Phone: 504-280-6271