Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree: Doctor of Engineering
Major: Civil Engineering
Hours: 61

Civil Engineering - Doctoral

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Doctor of Engineering Degree is designed to prepare you, as a practicing civil engineer, to advance research, development and education for addressing national and global challenges towards a highly sustainable industrial-based focus on infrastructure and transit architecture projects.

Why Study Civil Engineering?

The Doctor of Engineering Degree at Lamar University offers competitive scholarships and assistantships for you as a highly qualified student with research interests compatible with those of the civil and environmental engineering faculty.

Career Paths

Civil and environmental engineers design a safer, cleaner world for all of us. Your career in civil and environmental engineering will allow you to make sure that we all have safe places to live and work. You'll provide us with clean drinking water and ways to live sustainably. With the world’s growing population and our limited natural resources, your work will be extremely important in ensuring sustainable development of our resources.

Primary Careers

Environmental engineer, materials engineer, structural engineer, transportation engineer

Career Areas

  • Geotechnology
  • Materials safety
  • Workplace safety
  • Structural technology
  • Civil infrastructure

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Construction companies
  • Renewable energy suppliers and developers
  • Departments of transportation
  • Infrastructure agencies
  • Research and development laboratories

Meet the Faculty

Nicholas Brake, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, Associate Professor