Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Dr. Farshad Amini, P.E., F., ASCE Professor and Chair

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Civil Engineering, the oldest and broadest of the divisions of engineering, implements a range of public and private projects for improving the world’s environment. The civil engineer integrates scientific principles including modern computational tools with engineering experience to conceive, plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain facilities such as network of highways and railroads, airports, bridges, buildings, dams, tunnels, environmental pollution control systems, water purification and distribution systems and urban transportation systems that maintain, protect, and enhance the quality of life in our society. Civil Engineering is about community service, development and improvement, which includes the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of facilities essential to modern technological society, ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites.

The Undergraduate Civil Engineering Program at JSU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The undergraduate curriculum offers two concentrations in “General Civil Engineering” and“Environmental Engineering”. The General Civil Engineering concentration is designed for students who desire a broad knowledge of the field of civil engineering. The Environmental Engineering Concentration is intended for students who are more interested in Environmental Engineering as a career. Specialized courses in environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering are offered.

At the graduate level, the Department offers programs in the following emphasis areas: 1) Civil Engineering; 2) Environmental Engineering; and 3) Geological Engineering. As one of the nation’s newest departments of Civil Engineering, we are open and committed to an innovative engineering education, and the high quality research as an integral part of our education program.