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Armour College of Engineering

Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at Armour College of Engineering has a 100-year tradition of educating engineers to design, build, and maintain the infrastructure systems that allow societies to function.

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About CAEE

The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) prepares our graduates to address the myriad challenges in engineering new and existing infrastructure by offering bachelor degree programs in architectural engineering, civil engineering, and engineering management; master degree programs in several areas of specialization within CAEE (including a number of accelerated master's degree programs); and doctorate programs in civil engineering and environmental engineering.

The civil, architectural, and environmental engineering department also offers several graduate certificate programs designed to introduce students to the fundamental core of a specialization area and serve as a gateway to our masters programs. Our primary areas of specialization in both teaching and research include architectural engineering, construction engineering and management, engineering graphics, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering/public works.

Certificate Programs

Our body of over 400 students are active in a number of student organizations, and our graduates are leaders in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry around the world.

Student Organizations

Featured Faculty

Our extraordinary faculty members are dedicated to our students, passionate about world-class research, and make it possible for us to offer top-ranked programs.

David Arditi
Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering Director of Construction Engineering and Management Director of Engineering Management
Edoarda Corradi Dell Acqua
Lecturer of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Matthew Gombeda
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Mohammad Heidarinejad
Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering
Stephen Kleps
Senior Lecturer of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Zongzhi Li
Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering Director of Transportation Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Mehdi Modares
Associate Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering Director of Structural Engineering
Ivan Mutis
Assistant Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering
Brent Stephens
Department Chair Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering Director of Architectural Engineering Director of Environmental Engineering

Fast Facts: Why CAEE?

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Illinois Tech has 1 of only 22 ABET-accredited architectural engineering programs in the U.S.

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Faculty Research

Our faculty members include a combination of research-focused professors and adjunct professors with years of industry experience, which provide real-world, hands-on learning opportunities for students.

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Student Organizations

Discover activities beyond the classroom through student-led chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Construction Management Association of America, and many more professional and student organizations.

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Student Research

Our Chicago location provides students with access to an extraordinary range of research opportunities in the historical and cultural heart of America’s architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

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“Illinois Tech was my first choice when applying to college. It is exciting to be studying something that is so important and in demand, but it’s also rare since it combines multiple disciplines into one field of study.”

Lindsey Rice (ARCE ’17)

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Contact Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

Phone

312.567.3540

Fax

312.567.3519

Email

caee@iit.edu

Department Type

Academic

Office Location

3201 South Dearborn Street
Alumni Memorial Hall, Suite 228
Chicago, IL 60616

Office Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.