Welcome from the Chair

 The CEE Department is dedicated to educating a diverse student body for employment in the civil and environmental engineering profession.  The Department provides a broad-based educational experience in the various disciplines of civil engineering that is firmly founded upon science, mathematics, and the humanities.  The Department encourages research and scholarship among our faculty and students to address the contemporary problems of technology and society.  The Department emphasizes the skills of problem-solving, ethics, teamwork, communications, and management, while providing multidisciplinary design experiences to prepare graduates for the challenges of the profession.  The Department encourages service to the engineering profession and society by all faculty and students.The modern vision of the CEE Department is to be built upon its role as one of the largest educators of civil and environmental engineers in the State of New Jersey and focus on the environment and infrastructure through strengthening its educational and research programs.  The Department will promote sustainability and embrace technology, by encompassing information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and sensor technology. The Department will develop more cross-disciplinary activities through interdisciplinary thinking and synergistic collaboration of disciplines in order to solve complex problems, open new frontiers that lead to true innovations and breakthroughs, including implementation of green and smart structure technologies.  The Department will strengthen its global collaborations in order to graduate engineers that are more innovative, who can excel in the latest technological advances, and take leadership roles.

The CEE Department offers degree programs in civil engineering, environmental engineering, critical infrastructures and transportation. The Department’s undergraduate program in civil engineering is fully accredited by ABET, the national Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.  NJIT is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).  The Department’s research programs focus in the areas of environmental and water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and transportation. The Departmental faculty research grants are on the order of $200,000/year/faculty – provide an excellent source of support to both graduate and undergraduate students.  We offer a number of scholarships to qualified undergraduate students and teaching/research assistantships to graduate students.

The Department’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter is a very active and vibrant organization that is nationally recognized for its award winning Steel Bridge Team - 1st place regionally and high rankings nationally.  Our Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter is another very active group of students performing urgently needed service activities related to providing clean water and proper disposal of wastewater.

Civil, environmental and transportation engineering students pursuing an educational program at NJIT have a great opportunity to learn from a spectacular well-rounded faculty, interact with a wonderful student body, and prepare for an exciting professional career.  I invite you to tour our web site for detailed information on our undergraduate and graduate programs, the faculty and the facilities.  Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any additional information.

Taha F. Marhaba, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Professor and Chairman
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering