Updated 1/2/2024

The unsustainability of modern infrastructure necessitates a paradigm shift in both principle and practice for engineers, planners and other practitioners. This concentration will equip students with the mindset and evaluative tools to analyze and design a new generation of sustainable infrastructure.

In three modules, students will study the existing system, explore the principles and ideas needed to catalyze a long-term, sustainable solution and develop proficiency in the evaluative tools needed to measure progress. Students learn to view infrastructure as a complex, dynamic service system with multiple sectors, development stages and impact potentials on the natural world and society.  

For the final group project, students integrate their knowledge to design and evaluate a real-world infrastructure challenge.

Key knowledge, skills and capabilities include:

  • Design principles
  • Urban planning
  • Mass transfer/transport/FEMA
  • Process management
  • Complex interaction including social/economic/environment

Top research areas:

  • Sustainable buildings
  • Sustainable transportation systems
  • Sustainable material systems
  • Sustainable supply chain systems

Key courses include:

  • SUSE 9015 – Sustainable Infrastructure (Summer) – Required
  • SUSE 8111 – Advanced Lifecycle Analysis (Fall)
  • CEE 8201 – Urban Transportation Engineering (Spring, odd)
  • GEV 7040 – Introduction to GIS (Fall)
  • SUSE 8131 – Climate Change & Sustainable Engineering (Summer)



Dr. Bridget Wadzuk
Director of Sustainable Engineering
Professor, Edward A. Daylor Chair in Civil Engineering

Lexi George
Program Coordinator