Professional Disciplines

Civil & Environmental Engineering has many disciplines within its focus. At the University of Utah the curriculum is focused around six main disciplines:

 

 Environmental

The processes and technology related to improving and maintaining the quality of our terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic environmental systems are the primary concerns of environmental engineers. They draw upon a broad knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology to assist in planning, design and operation of the sustainable infrastructure necessary to maintain the quality of our environment.

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Environmental Engineering Faculty: 

  • Steven Burian, Associate Professor
  • Otakuye Conroy, Assistant Professor
  • Ramesh Goel, Associate Professor
  • Andy Hong, P.E., Professor
  • Christine Pomeroy, P.E., Associate Professor

 

Geotechnical & Construction Materials

Geotechnical

Geotechnical engineers apply their understanding of how soil and rock behave under varying conditions in order to use them safely and efficiently in: supporting media for structures, a host media for structures such as tunnels, and as structures as dams. Geotechnical Engineers are also involved in applying their understanding of soil and rock mechanics towards developing new technologies for earthquake hazard mitigation.

 

Geotechnical & Construction Materials Engineering Faculty:

  • Steven F. Bartlett, P.E., Associate Professor
  • Evert Lawton, P.E., Professor
  • Pedro Romero, P.E., Associate Professor

 

 Structural

Structures

Structural engineers are concerned with the design and supervision of construction of all types of structures found in our built environment. They play an integral role in improving the quality of this environment through advancements in analysis techniques, materials, and construction methods.

 

Structural Engineering Faculty:

  • Amanda Bordelon, P.E., Assistant Professor
  • Luis Ibarra, Assistant Professor
  • Janice Chambers, P.E., S.E., Associate Professor
  • Chris Pantelides, P.E., S.E., Professor
  • Lawrence D. Reaveley, P.E., Professor
  • Pedro Romero, P.E., Associate Professor

 

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation Engineering affects everyone on earth, on a daily basis. People, countries, governments, businesses, whole economies rely on effective, reliable transportation in one form or another. This is a field where good engineers are always in demand.

 

Transportation Engineering Faculty:

  • Amanda Bordelon, P.E., Assistant Professor
  • Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, Assistant Professor
  • Pedro Romero, P.E., Associate Professor

 

Water Resources

Water Resources

Water resources engineering involves the many processes related to movement of water on the surface of and through the earth. Engineers in this discipline are concerned with sustainable water resource management, systems of water supply and distribution, water quality, coastal oceanic processes, flooding prevention and disaster mitigation, the hydrology of surface runoff, and hydro-meteorological process.

Water Resources Engineering Faculty:

  • Michael Barber, P.E., Professor
  • Steven Burian, Associate Professor
  • Ramesh Goel, Associate Professor
  • Andy Hong, P.E., Professor
  • Brian McPherson, P.E., Professor
  • Christine Pomeroy, P.E., Associate Professor

 

 

Engineering Management

Engineering Management

Today’s engineer and project manager must possess a broad range of technical, financial and human resource skills. The Engineering Management track is a combination of technical and management courses taught by industry professionals, business school faculty and engineering faculty who bring a broad range of world problems to the classroom, giving students the tools they need to succeed in the business of engineering management.

Engineering Management classes in CvEEN are available to upper division undergraduate majors and graduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Masters students who’s emphasis area is Engineering Management completes 15 credits with Engineering Management classes. The Engineering Management classes can be taken through the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and through a collaborative agreement in the David Eccles School of Business.

 

 

Nuclear Engineering

Students pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering have the opportunity to complete a Minor in Nuclear Engineering. The Minor in Nuclear Engineering has been developed to respond to the expectations of the nuclear industry and government agencies for preparing a new generation of nuclear engineers for diversified jobs in the State of Utah, the Nation, and the World. For more information please visit the Nuclear Engineering Program website.

 

 

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