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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 socioeconomic 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.



CE Feature Event

Bruce Podwal Seminar Series

Dept of Civil Engineering
The City College of New York
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Dr. Marc Edwards

Marc Edwards is an invited feature speaker who will give 2 Seminars this day. He is The Charles Lundsford Professor of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. and recipient of the 2019 Hoover Medal for professional achievements and personal endeavors that have advanced the well-being of humankind

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL Thursday 3/19/2020
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-> Click here for the Evening talk at John Jay


Dept of Civil Engineering
The City College of New York

H. Ronald Riggs

by H. Ronald Riggs, PhD, P.E.
Professor Emeritus
University of Hawaii
COO of NumSoft Technologies

POSTPONED Tuesday 3/31/2020
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Faculty Spotlight

Student Spotlight

Dept. Spotlight

Anisa Lejka

Dr. Naresh Devineni specializes in Analytical Methods for Water Resources Development.

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Congratulations to our own Anisa Lajka the 2020 GSOE Valedictorian.

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The CE Department receives American Society of Civil Engineers Centennial Award.

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Featured CE Course Flyers

A selection of newly developed, upgraded or featured courses

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Contact us

Civil Engineering Department
The Grove School of Engineering 
The City College of New York
Steinman Hall
140th Street & Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Dr Beth Wittig
Department Head
Phone: 212-650-8397

Antoinne Murphy
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 212-650-8018