Civil & Environmental Engineering

203 Bliss Hall, 1 Lippitt Road, Kingston RI 02881 USA – 401.874.2692

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Civil LabThe world needs civil engineers. We are the people who build elegant bridges spanning great distances, deliver clean water to millions of people, identify the best way to route billions of dollars in goods and design next-generation renewable energy systems.

At the University of Rhode Island Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, you’ll find undergraduate and graduate programs focused on preparing you to solve society’s challenges. Our program offers a unique blend of classroom and hands-on learning with internships available at many private companies and at the R.I. Department of Transportation. We also offer a multitude of student groups and honors societies that provide opportunities to build leadership skills and gain real-world experience.

Our graduates work across the world as leaders improving our infrastructure and transportation systems, cleaning the air and the water and, ultimately, advancing civilization and improving our quality of life.

Department Spotlights


Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level in environmental engineering with concentration in the area of physico-chemical and/or separations processes.



New Environmental Engineering Minor

We are offering a new minor that involves the study of clean water, clean air, waste management, and preservation of resources in ways that minimizes effects to the earth.



URI graduate student in engineering wins top honor for research on New Bedford Hurricane Barrier

The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier is one of the biggest in the world, but will it protect the Massachusetts coast as sea levels rise?


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