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Build the future here.
We are addressing critical infrastructure needs in an environmentally sound manner.
Our unique blend of civil and environmental, construction engineering and construction management programs—coupled with a focus on sustainable engineering—enables us to train students who can impact the entire lifecycle of the built environment, from planning to design to construction.
What is “Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment”?
Sustainable engineering is a revolutionary approach to engineering that
- Focuses on the long-lasting improvement of the human condition;
- Recognizes the connections between infrastructure and the human and natural systems; and
- Designs and constructs complex systems by considering environmental impacts, life-cycle assessment, and risk and uncertainty, along with technical and economic effectiveness.
The built environment includes society’s physical infrastructure and integrated systems that create the conditions for sustained health, prosperity and social well-being.
Involvement with the built environment generally includes the initiation of projects or programs through planning, design, construction, operations and decommissioning; the so-called “life-cycle” of the endeavor.
Learn about our programs
Among the top programs in the country, ASU’s construction and facility management curriculum teaches you the core principles of design, cost estimation, and planning, and prepares you to lead and manage either the entire building process or the maintenance, operation, renovation, or decommissioning of existing facilities.
Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering
Inspiring the next generation, ASU’s civil engineering curriculum sharpens your technical problem solving skills and frees your imagination to revolutionize current design principles into cutting-edge “green” engineering solutions.
One of the leading programs nationwide, ASU’s construction engineering curriculum combines the design principles of civil engineering with the business knowledge of construction management.
The environmental engineering BSE degree program will focus on the engineered processes and systems that preserve, protect and restore the natural environment for benefits to human health and ecosystem services.