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Message from the Department Chair

The Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York is the only public institution offering bachelors, masters and PhD degrees in civil engineering in New York City. The Department of Civil Engineering is committed to the rigorous training of students from diverse backgrounds to become future leaders in NYC’s agencies, firms and professional organizations. This is consistent with the college's mission of "access and excellence", and also addresses the fundamental needs of the city. There is no field in which an inclusive workforce is more critical than in civil engineering – a profession that relies on both the professional training and personal life experience of its practitioners and on communications with a broad community of users to plan, design, build, operate, and maintain infrastructure systems that ensure quality of life for all populations. Since our civil engineering programs have existed, we have awarded approximately 45 B.E. degrees, 30 M.E. degrees and 4 Ph.D. degrees annually. 

In addition to educating future generations of engineers, our faculty have worked and continue to work closely with city, state, and federal agencies to address the region’s pressing infrastructure challenges. Our faculty bring in approximately 47% of the research dollars to the Grove School of Engineering. Three of our faculty, Dr. Reza Khanbilvardi, Dr. John Fillos, and Dr. Camille Kamga, were recently recognized for bringing in the top research awards at the entire college. 

Our department was recognized in February 2020 by the ASCE Metropolitan Section with a Centennial Award for our significant engineering contributions to New York City over the last 100 years, including activities that supported the ASCE Met Section Group. In June 2021, the department was nationally recognized by the ASCE Committee on Education with the Walter LeFevre award for our "outstanding program promoting licensure, ethics and professionalism."

CE Feature News

Bruce Podwal Seminar Series








"Fluid Dynamics of the Urban Atmosphere"

Tuesday April 9, 2024, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Steinman Hall Room 105 (CE Conference Room)



Featuring:  Marco Giometto, PhD

Department of Civil Engineering and
Engineering Mechanics

Columbia University

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Faculty Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Dept. Spotlight

Dr. Michael Piasecki specializes in Hydroinformatics and Hydrologic Analysis.

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Congratulations to Ricardo Polanco for being named the 2022 Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellow.

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Dr Allahviranloo was recently featured in Amazon Science about the work that she is doing during her Sabbatical at Amazon's Operations Research and Optimization department.

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Faculty at CCNY was recently awarded two grants from US DOT UTC program, prominently featuring several Civil Engineering Department members. 
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