652

Number of undergraduate students to date

320

Number of graduate students to date

79

Certified professors

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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.

 
Department Highlights and News
Kitty Hancock analyzes reckless driving related crashes as a result of the stay-at-home directive in Virginia

Governor Northam issued a Declaration of Emergency on March 12, 2020, followed by a stay-at-home order effective March 30, 2020 for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Do HVAC systems increase the spread of COVID-19? Farrokh Jazizdeh Karimi seeks to find out.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that physical distancing is a critical step to reduce the probability of airborne exposures and physical transmissions.

A trans-Atlantic journey: how microbes and dust travel from Africa to the Americas

Virginia Tech researchers received a $1.1 million grant from NASA to investigate how microbes can travel across the Atlantic on dust plumes