Civil & Environmental Engineering

Welcome to Civil & Environmental Engineering!

Do you enjoy building and designing? Do you dream of working on infrastructure designs? Do you want to improve the environment?

Civil and environmental engineering at Tennessee Tech is for students who want to change the world around them.

Civil and environmental engineering is considered the most time-honored and long-standing engineering field. It is a broad discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure. Examples include buildings, roads, airports, railroads, bridges, water and wastewater treatment plants, landfills, dams and canals. Civil and environmental engineering solves society’s core problems on a daily basis.

At Tennessee Tech, our focus is on transportation engineering, construction materials, environmental engineering, water resources, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and structural mechanics. Participation in student organizations, co-ops, and internships offer many opportunities for gaining valuable experience in the civil and environmental engineering field.

Students graduate with the knowledge, skills, attitude and ethical values necessary to make an impact in the world. Graduates have found careers at the state, regional, national and international levels.

Why Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tennessee Tech?

Tech is known for offering students a personalized education experience at a very affordable price. Tech graduates also have the highest starting salaries and the lowest amount of student debt among all Civil and Environmental Engineering students.

You’ll receive personal attention from our highly qualified faculty members who are dedicated to helping you succeed. You’ll learn not only to design products and solutions, but also experience the “thrill of the build” while you’re here.

Coupled with the outstanding reputation of the civil and environmental engineering program itself, getting your degree here is a smart start in your career and a fulfilling life as an engineer.

Choose from different undergraduate degree options so you can customize your studies to your specific interests. Learn more about our Areas of Emphasis.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Tech University
Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
Campus Box 5015
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Street Address:

1020 Stadium Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505
Prescott Hall, room 216


Phone: (931) 372-3454
Fax: (931) 372-6239

Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST