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The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World Report survey, is one of the largest programs in the United States. The Department currently has 50 full-time faculty, 480 undergraduate, and 389 graduate students. The Department awarded the following degrees last year:  255 Bachelors, 125 Masters, and 25 Doctorates. Civil engineers are the principal designers, constructors, operators, and caretakers of many of the constructed facilities and systems that contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed in the United States. The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers educational programs in all areas of civil engineering practice.


The Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech has the Via Scholars Program that awards M.S. and Ph.D. fellowships to prospective students for graduate study in all areas of civil and environmental engineering.  The fellowships provide a competitive stipend (up to $36,000 per year for Ph.D. students), full coverage of tuition and comprehensive fees, and funding to cover health insurance needs. Applicants for the fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  For more information please contact Ms. Leigh Anne Byrd, Graduate Coordinator, at leigha@vt.edu, and visit this page.


Department Highlights and News

  • The Eighth Annual CELES Lecture: Robert Sinn

        The Eighth Annual CELES Lecture

    The Eighth Annual CELES Lecture

    1 Kilometer Tall Kingdom Tower Concrete Reaches New Heights

    Robert Sinn, Principal

     Thornton Tomasetti

    Chicago, Illinois

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Presentation at 4:00 - Reception at 5:00 p.m.

    3100 Torgersen Hall

  • Senior season a memorable one for Mike Saunders

    A spotlight featuring a former Virginia Tech player who played in the very first game at Lane Stadium in October of 1965. 

    When Mike Saunders chose to come to Virginia Tech back in the fall of 1962, he made that decision not because he would eventually get to play in a new football stadium. On the contrary, he took a more practical approach with his decision-making process.

  • Amy Pruden receives innovation award and $100,000 for her work in water quality

        Amy Pruden receives innovation award and $100,000 for her work in water quality

    Amy Pruden , professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is the 2014 recipient of the Paul L. Busch Award, including a $100,000 research grant.