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Environmental engineering ranked #10 globally

ASU’s environmental engineering program ranked 10th globally in the annual Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, outperforming Princeton, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Yale University


ASU center recognizes local leaders in sustainable infrastructure

The Arizona Department of Transportation and Gannett Fleming, Inc. won awards from the Metis Center at ASU for optimizing highway water pump maintenance and constructing the second phase of the Sky Train at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport


ASU student’s emerging heavy construction career supported by scholarship

Victor Evans, a 32-year-old Army veteran, is starting his career in heavy construction with the help of a $25,000 scholarship from the Beavers Charitable Trust.

Seeking solid scientific ground for engineering soil sustainability

A field research station at ASU’s Polytechnic campus designed to probe water and soil interactions could help solve big soil erosion problems.

Gibson’s legacy of construction earns Distinguished Member honor

Professor George Edward “Edd” Gibson, Jr., is one of eight people to be named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2020.

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.

Sustainability Webinar

The Overlooked Role of Technology in the Sustainability Movement: A Pedagogical Framework for Engineering Education

Tuesday, August 11
10:30-11:45 MST

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Learn about our programs

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.

Construction management and technology

ASU’s construction management curriculum provides the core principles of design, cost estimation, and planning. You will be prepared to direct the entire building process or guide the maintenance, operation, renovation, or decommissioning of existing facilities.

Construction Engineering

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.

Environmental Engineering

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.