US News & World Report's 2020 rankings for Best Global Universities for Civil Engineering places Berkeley CEE in 5th place. The rankings are based on reputation and research in the field.
Berkeley CEE is the highest ranking US university on the list.
We follow Tsinghua University, Tongji University, National University of Singapore and Beijing Jiaotong University.
The broad field of civil engineering includes the subfields of structural engineering, geotechnics, earthquake engineering, ocean engineering, water resources and supply, naval engineering, marine engineering, transportation engineering, and municipal engineering.
Students in this field study the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major structures, like buildings, bridges, roads and harbor facilities. Management of air, water and energy resources are other topics covered.