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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 $34,000 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. Lindy Cranwell, graduate coordinator, at lindycra@vt.edu, and visit this page for more information.


Department Highlights and News

  • Annual G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecture

        G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecture Year 2014

    Join us on Friday, April 25, 2014 in 100 Hancock Hall at 4:00 p.m. for the Annual G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecture. 

    Dr. Larry Mays, a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University will be speaking. 

  • Mary D. Hunter honored with President’s Award for Excellence

        Mary D. Hunter honored with President’s Award for Excellence

    Mary Hunter, Fiscal Director for The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received one of five University President’s Awards for Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding contributions and consistent excellence of university staff and faculty

  • CEE alumnus Dennis Kamber is honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers

        CEE alumnus Dennis Kamber is honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers

    Dennis Kamber, who earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in 1964, is recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers for developing innovative design solutions and management of the infrastructure of complex design-build and construction management projects.