Feature Stories

More than 100 years ago, our department started with only two faculty and a small but dedicated group of students. Today, we are one of the largest, most extensive civil engineering departments in the nation, with more than 10,000 living alumni, over 1,000 students, and over 60 faculty members. Even though we are top ranking and large in size and stature, we make it a priority to connect with our students and to foster a sense of community.

These stories illustrate both why our graduates are sought out by industry, government, and academia and why our research programs continue to improve the quality of life for many.

One of the nation’s elite engineering departments.

CAEE architectural engineering graduate helps carry out artist's vision on UT Austin's newly acquired sculpture of repurposed aluminum canoes and boats.

Students use innovative "computer game" to learn how to design more environmentally friendly roads.

Eleven alumni inducted into Academy of Distinguished Alumni for outstanding achievements and contributions to society.

Three graduate students develop and test new solutions to the complex problems surrounding the nexus of cities, water, and energy.