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Inspired and innovative engineering for society

Majors that make an impact

Take the first steps toward a fulfilling career with a major in civil, environmental, or geo- engineering.

"I knew that I wanted to help people, as a lot of engineers do. And it’s just a really great way to apply those skills directly to people’s lives—with clean water, the environment, and sustainability."

— Samantha Volkmeier

Master's and Ph.D. programs that advance engineering careers

University of Minnesota campus

Get your graduate degree at a leading research university known for entrepreneurship and research commercialization.

Research that helps societies flourish

Our discoveries are finding better ways to address critical challenges, support human well-being, and make our planet more resilient. 

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  • Make our programs financially accessible to more students.
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Integrating AVs

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Automated vehicles are closer than ever before. The next steps will include safely integrating new technologies into transportation infrastructure. CEGE researchers are working on that...