KSU CE offers high-profile programs at the BS, MS, and PhD levels. The department attracts top students and prepares them well for successful careers in civil engineering practice and research. CE offers comprehensive and flexible MS and Ph.D. programs that focus on environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, materials and water resources engineering.
The CE graduate program has about 80 students with nearly half enrolled through KSU's Division of Continuing Education. KSU CE's annual research expenditures exceed $1.5 million. CE faculty conduct research sponsored by local, regional, federal, and international agencies such as the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Mid-America Transportation Center, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Geological Survey, and KIWA of the Netherlands.
The CE department hosts the off-campus Civil Infrastructure Systems Laboratory (CISL) and several on campus teaching and research laboratories. On campus laboratories include:
- Environmental Teaching Laboratory
- Environmental Research Laboratories (Environmental Remediation Research Lab)
- Geotechnical Teaching Laboratory
- Geoenvironmental Research Laboratory
- Structures Teaching/Research Laboratory
- Pavement & Materials Research Laboratories
- Surveying Laboratory
- Senior Project Design Laboratory