Special Programs

Civil and Environmental Engineering has a global reach, from malaria prevention in Niger to water treatment in Nepal to transportation in Boston and Bangkok. Our students learn firsthand by working onsite in summer internships and during school breaks. Student projects, internships and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects complement faculty research and provide context for classroom studies.

For example, CEE undergraduates learn about flooding and water quality problems in New Orleans, they work as summer interns locally or perhaps in Singapore as part of the Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling project. Course 1 students can also participate in the Cambridge-MIT Exchange and obtain a portion of their undergraduate education in England.

Traveling Research Environmental eXperiences (TREX). In a six-credit field research course offered dur