Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department emphasizes a collaborative, hands-on approach to education, combining research and real-world application in a multidisciplinary program of study. Our goal is to educate and inspire students to become problem solvers and leaders in engineering, technology, computer science, and related disciplines.


The department engages with industry and government in a broad range of research that has immediate impact on the public good. Research foci include environmental, structural and geotechnical engineering, risk assessment, and mechanics.


In addition to undergraduate programs in civil engineering and engineering mechanics, the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Data Science

Where You Go Tells Who You Are—and Vice Versa

Data scientists just got better at understanding how demographics influence travel patterns—and using that knowledge to create new tools for easing traffic More
Nov 26 2018 | By Holly Evarts | Image and Video Credit: Zhenyu Shou, Zhaobin Mo/Columbia Engineering

Faculty Job Opportunities

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a tenure-track faculty More
Nov 30 2018