On behalf of all members of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, I would like to welcome you and invite you to explore what our Department has to offer in terms of excellent engineering programs and a dynamic research environment that serves our community and works to find solutions to real world problems.

Our Department is excited and proud to have recently introduced two new innovative programs. Our B.Eng. in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability is a joint initiative between our Department and the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism to educate our undergraduate students in the preservation and conservation of our heritage and historical infrastructure as well as in the design of energy efficient and environmentally friendly new infrastructure. Our Master’s program in Infrastructure Protection and International Security is a joint program with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs to provide our graduates with the tools and understanding needed to protect our critical infrastructure.

The Department is one of the most creative, innovative and diverse Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments in Canada. In addition to the above mentioned new programs, we offer exciting and challenging degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Our Department is proud of its Research Chairs in Fire Safety Engineering and Wastewater Treatment Engineering. We recently added an endowed chair in the Jarislowsky Chair in Water and Global Health. Our focus is on people and our mission is to provide the fundamental high quality engineering education needed to design, construct, protect and maintain our infrastructure and our environment. Our graduates are responsible for the infrastructure we rely on daily and are trusted with the task to ensure that we are safe and that we have clean air to breath, clean water to drink and clean soil to grow our crops.

Our research portfolio is strong and diverse but focused on protecting our society and our environment. We have world class labs in our John Adjeleian Laboratory, which includes a 300 m2 structural strong floor, and our Fire Safety Engineering Lab which includes a 10-storey atrium, a 37m tunnel and a 25 x 25m burn-hall. We have specialized labs in environmental, geotechnical, and transportation engineering, and a high performance computing facility. Our faculty conduct research in areas ranging from structural health monitoring, fire-structure interaction, transportation safety and intelligent transportation systems, and liquefaction of soils, through to the fate and removal of pharmaceuticals in wastewater and surface waters, the simulation of regional air quality, and waste management alternatives for mine wastes and municipal solid waste.

Carleton University is Canada’s Capital University. Come and join us in making our world a better and safer place.

Paul Van Geel
Chair
paul_van_geel@carleton.ca
613-520-2600 ext 3393