Graduate Experience


Welcome to Graduate Studies at UC Davis CEE!

Graduate research and education are among the key strengths of the department. The civil engineering program placed 12th in the nation in the most recent US News and World Report rankings and the environmental program tied for 15th. With research expenditures exceeding $21 million in 2016-7, our faculty members are world leaders in a variety of subjects dealing with the preservation, protection and sustainability of the natural and built environment. Our interests and expertise can be viewed as a trichotomy of overlapping systems (natural systems, built systems and behavioral systems) in conjunction with a trichotomy of methodologies (mathematics and computational methods, laboratory experimentation on model scales and real-time measurements in the natural and built environment).