About Us

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate students some of the finest instruction and facilities in North America. Our state-of-the-art research and instructional labs are matched only by our team of professors and researchers –recognized as some of the top achievers and scientists in their fields. Our Department and School are located in the Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility. Today, more than 900 undergraduate and 500 graduate students are building their future and studying with our department. 

Our History
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering celebrated a century of teaching alongside the University of Alberta in 2008. It was on September 23, 1908, the University of Alberta first opened its doors to 45 students. 

Research & Innovation 
World-renowned researchers and scientists are working together on ground-breaking research. Our leaders have strong academic ties and are well respected in government and business communities. Students have opportunities to learn civil, mining, petroleum, environmental and/or biomechanical engineering alongside world leaders in their disciplines.

Teaching Excellence
Our faculty have had the honour of being awarded numerous prestigious awards. Our faculty include five NSERC Industrial Research Chairs; Nanofibre Research Chair in Forest Products; C.W. Carry Professor of Steel Structures; MCAA Chair in Masonry Systems and a Canada Research Chair in Natural Resources Uncertainty Management.