Civil & Environmental Engineering

Building a sustainable future.

Clean drinking water. Breathable air. Safe efficient buildings to live and work in. Flood protection. Waste disposal. Civil and environmental engineers at UCLA Samueli learn to design and plan the infrastructures that society requires, and evolve them to mitigate their influence on the environment. We strive to find sustainable solutions.

Southern California presents its own set of challenges – how to provide the critical infrastructure within a complex geological and climate environment that’s prone to earthquakes, drought, flooding and landslides, while also minimizing energy consumption and the release of greenhouse gases – and in turn provides an ideal “natural lab” in which to do our work.

To learn more about the Civil & Environmental Engineering department, visit our dedicated site.

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UCLA Samueli Engineers Step Up in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

UCLA Samueli Engineers Step Up in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Bioengineering professor and director of the Makerspace demonstrates laser-cutting face shields and 3D-printing headbands, while electric engineering doctoral student Glen Meyerowitz showcases a ventilator prototype he designed using everyday household materials.

UCLA Engineers Step Up to Help Health Care Workers

UCLA Engineers Step Up to Help Health Care Workers

With a deluge of patients suffering from COVID-19 expected to flood hospitals in the very near future, UCLA engineers are part of a quickly growing team working to build up supplies of personal protective equipment for health care workers.

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