CEE graduates build the world


Get hands-on engineering experience immediately

All first year Clark School students participate in Keystone classes to begin their engineering experience. Class activities include building your own hovercraft and testing it on a 60-foot course. Working in teams to complete a hands-on engineering project in year one builds fundamental skills and knowledge you'll use throughout your engineering journey. 

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Conduct research

From creating new systems that turn wastewater treatment plants into power generators to designing more effective earthquake protection technologies, our undergraduate students have a chance to get involved in solving the pressing issues of tomorrow. 

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Tap into state-of-the art facilities

CEE students work with top-of-the line test equipment in open design that groups structures, materials, soils, asphalt, and sample preparation areas into "dirty" and "clean" labs thanks to the new Whiting-Turner Infrastructure Engineering Laboratories. 

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Participate in highly-engaged student organizations

A broad range of student competition teams as well as research and volunteer organizations empower CEE undergraduates to apply classroom knowledge and hone the skills needed to be successfull in the years after graduation. 

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Study abroad

CEE encourages students to study abroad and offers programs designed specifically for CEE students that focus on sustainability and smart cities, civil instrastructure, and urban design. 

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Be close to employment opportunities

The University of Maryland's promixity to Washington, D.C. offers students unique professional opportunities with leading engineering consultancies, construction companies, design firms, water and wastewater treatment plants, and research labs as well as state and federal agencies. Department-supported activities, including the Suit Up and Be Civil networking event and the Chi Epsilon Career Fair, enable students to meet industry leaders and hiring managers. 

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