About the Department

Civil engineering is concerned with the environment and with the planning, design, and construction of facilities for meeting the needs of modern society. Examples of such facilities are transportation systems, schools and office buildings, bridges, dams, land reclamation projects, water treatment and distribution systems, commercial buildings, and industrial plants.

Civil engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of opportunities in industry and consulting practice as well as research and development in firms in which civil engineers often participate as owners or partners. Employment can be found among a wide variety of industrial, governmental, construction, and private consulting organizations. There is a large demand for civil engineers nationally. The program at Case Western Reserve University is built around small classes, good faculty-student relationships and advising, and a program flexible enough to meet students’ personal career aims.

We offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in civil engineering, with a 100 percent online degree program available at the graduate level