Academic Programs

Many universities separate the disciplines of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering. Here at Drexel, we fold them together into one unified department because we believe that’s what produces the best engineer. Our CAEEs are the public face of engineering, overseeing projects and design solutions that are most often encountered in the public sphere – water reclamation systems, bridges, dams, roads and highways, structural systems for “green” buildings, air pollution mitigation systems. We differ from other engineering fields because our solutions are not mass-produced. They are usually “one-off” projects deployed under highly variable conditions. Sustainability and resilience are primary concerns. The natural environment is a dominant player in any design solution. And our graduates need to interact well with diverse stakeholders.

The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers three BS program degrees in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, with multiple hands-on research opportunities and co-ops both here and abroad. Those who qualify can pursue a five-year BS/MS degree. Students also have the opportunity to earn dual degrees. CAEE offers Masters and PhD tracks in all three programs.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees



Graduate certificates offer training in a targeted area of expertise. The 9-credits of coursework may be rolled into an MS program curriculum should you decide to continue study.

  • Healthy Indoor Environments
    Design or retrofit buildings to foster healthy indoor air and environments, with the aim of improved building occupant well-being.
  • Smart Building Systems
    Use smart systems in building operation through use of data-driven modeling, machine learning, control strategies, fault diagnosis, occupant behavior, and computer-aided design.
  • Planning and Design of Sustainable Infrastructure
    Become an expert in sustainable infrastructure in order to reduce negative impacts on the environment and improve societal well-being.
  • Structures Forensics
    Assess existing structures using mechanics and sensing systems, along with analysis of past structural failures in order to prevent these occurrences in existing or new structures.