Civil & Architectural Engineering

 Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering (CAE) at Tennessee State University.

Our Department has a long tradition dating back to 1954, and is widely acknowledged as the premier Civil and Architectural Engineering program in the South East. Our programs have very strong links to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. We have a reputation as a friendly, open academic environment where students and faculty can pursue their diverse interests.

The CAE Department is committed to quality teaching, research and service. The department takes great pride in preparation of students to excel in their professional careers. Our graduates apply scientific and engineering principles to the plan, design, construction and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure systems, and are equipped to work in a variety of roles in design, construction, government, education and other industry sectors. They are very highly sought after and most of our alumni are active in the planning, design and construction of high profile building and infrastructure projects both in the US and around the world.

The department encompasses two undergraduate programs:

The undergraduate degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering have a common interest in structures and construction engineering. With Architectural Engineering Program-we have four specializations-structures, mechanical/electrical/lighting, construction management and facility management. Dual degrees are possible in Architectural and Civil Engineering. The department also administers a combined graduate program that awards a Masters Degree in Engineering. The Masters Degree focuses on three major areas of the department: Civil Infrastructures, Transportation and Environmental / Water Resources.

This Web site contains much useful information for students (current and prospective), industry partners, faculty and staff, alumni and friends. We thank you for your interest in our Department and I would ask that you feel free to contact us if we can help you in any way.

You are always welcome to visit our beautiful campus at Nashville.

Dr. Deo Chimba
Interim Chair











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