About Our Department

Student working in Professor Tom Holsen's fish lab
Student working in Professor Holsen's fish lab

Home to undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members engaged in study and research related to both civil and environmental engineering, our department combines real world experience with conceptual education.

We provide a unique opportunity to focus your education on sustainability by partnering with Clarkson's Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE). Sustainability is increasingly in demand for industry, academia and society alike. Research, careers and certifications are becoming more prominent as our world continues to age.

6 Reasons Behind the ROI
The New York Lab
Projects in ADK Park, international bridges, Olympic sites & world's tallest buildings.
Power to the People
Interact with government agencies like DOT, USDA, EPA & NSF.
A+ Advising & Research
Begin lifetime connection with faculty recognized for excellence by students & industry.
Dive Deeper
Pursue concentrations in architectural, environmental, structural & construction.
Blend Lab & Hands-on Design
Put what you learn to work in design competitions, industry internships, co-ops and more.
Stretch Boundaries
Try new things & get results beyond the status quo to impact society.
5 year average total
Undergraduate Placement
Grad School
$52K Starting Salary
Five year average for those studying
Civil or Environmental Engineering
Top Employers
Barton and Loguidice, D.P.C.
Bernier, Carr and Associates
Froehling & Robertson, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
KC Engineering
National Grid
Ramboll Environ
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Why Clarkson? I chose Clarkson because it felt right the moment I stepped on campus. I fell in love with the warm, welcoming people; the awesome job placement rate; the open campus and the approachable staff and faculty, who combine theory with practical research and experiences.

Facilities and Resources

Graduate and undergraduate students use state of the art experimental and computational facilities as they focus their research on engineering problems and applied science topics that include:

  • Bridge monitoring and infrastructure health
  • Novel concrete for drainage and corrosion resistance
  • Strength of materials ranging from Antarctic ice to novel composite building materials
  • Indoor air quality
  • Bioenergy production and the associated lifecycle environmental impacts
  • Fate of contaminants in air, water and soil systems
  • Air quality monitoring and modeling
  • Oil spill modeling and environmental impacts
  • River and ocean ice dynamics

Faculty & Staff

Our professors get to know students as individuals and involve undergraduates in their cutting edge research. Our faculty members are experts in their respective fields, and receive national awards for excellence in both research and teaching.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission logo

Clarkson University's engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology and one of the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States.

Recent News

Spencer "Spence" Thew was honored by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) International for his service on Committee E36.
Five Clarkson University faculty members were honored at a May 10 recognition ceremony
Clarkson University Will Use NIFA Funds To Research Anaerobic Digestion Techniques For Small-To-Medium-Scale Dairy Farmers. Schumer & Gillibrand Urged The Creation of NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative In 2014 Farm Bill.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday | 11:00 am
Thursday | 11:00 am
Friday | 8:30 am