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Our Programs

Construction Engineering and Management

The Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program (VCEMP) at Virginia Tech offers opportunities, through course work and faculty research interests, for students to acquire expertise in all phases of the construction life cycle. Leading industry trends and technological innovation are hallmarks of this internationally prominent program.

Environmental and Water Resources

The Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program offers graduate studies and research opportunities in the planning and design of a broad scope of environmental and water resources projects. The group is composed of 24 faculty members and over 100 graduate students. Ranked 7th at the graduate level by U.S. News and World Report.

Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining walls, embankments, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and similar facilities; and with the engineering characterization and behavior of the ground and its constituent materials

Structural Engineering and Materials

The Structural Engineering and Materials Program provides graduate study and research opportunities in a broad range of subject areas in structural engineering and structural materials. The objective of the program is to provide a quality education that is well-balanced in theoretical and practical considerations.

Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Engineering

The TISE provides unique graduate study and research opportunities, including all aspects of planning, design, construction, operation, management, and rehabilitation of transportation infrastructure and systems. The program is multimodal, with an emphasis on ground transportation by private automobiles and transit, and air transportation.

Managing salt pollution to protect drinking water resources and freshwater ecosystems
Managing salt pollution to protect drinking water resources and freshwater ecosystems

Doctors often tell us, “cut back on your salt.” And just like too much dietary salt is bad for blood pressure, too much salt in our nation’s streams, lakes,[...]

Department Highlights and News
2020 Fall Commencement

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be participating in the university commencement, as well as holding virtual departmental celebrations to congratulate the class of 2020 and let our graduates know that we are thinking of them over graduation weekend, even if we are unable to celebrate in person. Graduates […]

Linsey Marr selected as the speaker for Virginia Tech’s fall commencement exercises

Hokies graduating this fall will celebrate with the ideal person to provide guidance on safe post-ceremony hugs. Linsey Marr, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been selected as the speaker for Virginia Tech’s fall commencement exercises. Since March, Marr has helped lead the global conversation about the airborne transmission of […]

Musse Yimer helps those in need this Thanksgiving

Civil and environmental engineering student Musse Yimer is finding a way to show the Blacksburg community how much Virginia Tech students care this Thanksgiving by encouraging students to donate leftover meal plans to those in need. See more about it at https://www.wdbj7.com/2020/11/16/virginia-tech-students-donate-unused-dining-dollars-to-those-in-need/