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The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) was one of the initial three engineering schools when the University started out as NTI back in 1982. It was then called the School of Civil and Structural Engineering (CSE). In 2002, it was renamed School of Civil and Environmental Engineering due to increasing emphasis on the environment and the significant strength of the school had gained in this area.

Thereafter, the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering programme was introduced in 2003. In 2004, in addition to the existing Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering programmes, a new undergraduate programme in Maritime Studies was launched.

The School’s primary functions are to train and educate professional civil and environmental engineers, and to advance the state of knowledge in important civil and environmental engineering fields. State-of-the-art facilities in both hardware and software are incorporated regularly to provide a professionally-oriented education and a technologically-stimulating environment for research and development and collaborations with the industry and overseas universities.


The School is staffed by an international faculty of academics who are strong in teaching as well as research and professional experiences. Besides teaching the undergraduate and graduate courses, they are active in research collaboration with industrial organisations, offering engineering consultancy, conferences, seminars and short courses for the benefit of the industry.

There are six centres and institutes within the School to further facilitate specialisation in the areas of professional training, research and technology transfer. They are:

  • Centre for Infrastructure Systems (CIS)
  • Centre for Usable Space (CUS)
  • Maritime Research Centre (MRC)
  • Nanyang Centre for Underground Space (NCUS)
  • NTU-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre (I3C)
  • Protective Technology Research Centre (PTRC)

The six laboratories within the School are well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to support teaching and research. They are:

  • Central Environmental Science and Engineering Laboratory
  • Environment Laboratory
  • Geotechnics, Transport & Geospatial Laboratory
  • Hydraulics Laboratory
  • ITSC Laboratory
  • Protective Engineering and Construction Technology Laboratory

The School provides a number of practice-oriented courses to prepare the students for their challenging careers. The courses are designed to provide the requisite breadth and depth so that the students are able to pursue a career in planning, design and construction of civil, environmental, maritime projects and systems, as well as in research and development.

Lectures and tutorials complemented by laboratory sessions, design projects, practical training, industrial visits and seminars will equip the students with the principles and practical aspects of their areas of studies. Upon graduation, they are able to be involved in various engineering and maritime activities.

The Civil Engineering curriculum equips its students with the professional knowledge and skills needed to excel in a challenging career as a civil engineer.

The Environmental Engineering curriculum imparts knowledge, skills and capabilities in a wide variety of environmental engineering topics to further research and know-how in building and maintaining sustainable living environments.

The Maritime Studies curriculum equips its students with the necessary expertise in shipping, business and management, and maritime science and technology to meet the new challenges in the maritime industry.