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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.

Musse Yimer helps those in need this Thanksgiving
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[...]

Department Highlights and News
Jack Glock receives the 2020 Phi Kappa Phi Medallion Award

Senior Jack Glock was recently selected as the recipient of the 2020 Phi Kappa Phi Medallion Award. This award is only given to one student in each college at Virginia Tech. Glock is from Fallston, Maryland and is interested in pursuing a future in Geotechnical Engineering. His goal is to earn his P.E. and work […]

Corps of Cadets and CEE alumnus U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chris Eckel named Liberty game Hokie Hero

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chris “Cathy” Eckel, a 2009 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in civil and environmental engineering from the College of Engineering and a minor in leadership studies from the Rice Center for Leader Development, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Liberty. The Hokie Hero program […]

Jonathan Porter named associate vice president for Strategic Alliances and executive director of research development in Office of Strategic Alliances

Jonathan Porter has been named associate vice president for Strategic Alliances and executive director of research development in the Office of Strategic Alliances, effective Sept. 28.  In his new role, Porter will work closely with university leadership, faculty and staff, in the D.C. region and Blacksburg, to develop strategic collaboration and partnerships with federal agencies […]