What will it take to grow food on Mars?

Anca Delgado and a team of fellow researchers are using microorganisms to turn Mars’ regolith into plant-producing soil

Urging universal use of wastewater surveillance

ASU environmental engineering researchers are advancing the field of wastewater epidemiology to help provide early warning signs of public health threats.

Breaking bones and traditional view of civil engineering

Researchers and graduate students from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are assisting Mayo Clinic in studying fracture patterns made on human femur bone to create new standards for aging trauma.

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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

Claudia Zapata works on a project in her lab with a student

Civil 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.