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Civil & Environmental Engineering

Welcome to Civil & Environmental Engineering!

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

The civil and environmental engineering department is dedicated to helping students change the world around us.

Student research work in stream

Civil and environmental engineering is considered to be the oldest 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 societal 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.

Tennessee Tech is for You!

Tech is known for offering students a personalized education experience at a very affordable price. Coupled with the outstanding reputation of the Civil and Environmental Engineering program itself, getting your degree here is a smart choice!

  • You’ll receive personal attention from our highly-qualified faculty members who are dedicated to helping you succeed!
  • Choose from different undergraduate degree options so you can customize your studies to your specific interests. 
  • You’ll learn not only to design products and solutions, you’ll also get to BUILD them! This experience will absolutely help you impress employers when you start job hunting later.
  • Tech graduates have the highest starting salaries and the lowest amount of student debt among all public universities in the state of Tennessee. *
  • MONEY Magazine ranks Tennessee Tech University as the #1 public university in our state. *
  • Tech ranks as the top “best value” public university in Tennessee, according to SmartAsset’s lists for each of the last four years. *

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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