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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering: Mission & Vision


  • Educate engineers with outstanding leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong sense of societal responsibility.

  • Perform innovate and human-centered research with tangible impacts on civil infrastructure, environment, and communities.

  • Serve to promote our values on education and discovery, and to address the most pressing engineering challenges of our time.

  • Maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive atmosphere for all stakeholders in our educational, research and service endeavors.


CEE at Vanderbilt is the leading department worldwide in addressing the most important engineering challenges in resilient and sustainable built and natural environment through innovated teaching, cutting edge research, and service.