Welcome to K-State CE!
Civil engineers impact our lives every day. They play a key role in sustaining society by supplying clean water for household and commercial use; by treating waste to minimize human impact on the natural environment; by managing water resources for municipal and agricultural use, for generation of clean and renewable hydro-power, and for transportation and recreation; by connecting large and small communities through a reliable network of roads, highways and bridges; by facilitating the free movement of food, fuel, goods and people via pipelines, highways, railways, ports and airports; by providing shelter to growing urban populations; and by restoring critical infrastructure after natural or man-made disasters.
It's indeed a great time to be a civil engineer! Recent advances in computing, information systems, sensors, materials and biotechnology will help civil engineers deliver innovative solutions that help meet the need for a high quality of life while simultaneously sustaining precious natural resources and the environment. At the same time, civil engineers have to meet the societal demand of sustainability and resiliency of our civil infrastructure.
K-State CE is uniquely poised for growth in this new decade. We have a vibrant community of students, faculty, staff and alumni who share the department's goals of educating future civil engineers, discovering new frontiers of knowledge, and serving society. Our points of pride include historically high undergraduate and graduate enrollments, outstanding passing rates in the FE exam, exceptional placement of students after graduation, a nationally recognized student chapter of ASCE, extremely supportive alumni and friends of the department, increasing research expenditures and student credit hour generation, the one-of-a-kind Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory, and outstanding research programs in transportation infrastructure and safety and the environment.
I invite you to browse our webpages or visit us in Fiedler Hall to share our excitement about civil engineering and the future of our profession.
Mustaque Hossain, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASCE
Department head, Munger Professor in Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Alumni Professorship Honoring Dr. Robert Snell