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Engineering Division


Prepare yourself for a career as civil engineers, which design, build and sustainably maintain the physical infrastructure of the largest weapons platform in the Air Force inventory—the Air Force Installation.


The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy builds and maintains an accredited program with clear links to the operational Air Force. Cadets graduate as engineers who lead the Air Force and the world in developing safer, better managed, and more sustainable infrastructure systems.

We immerse our cadets in challenging, yet rewarding courses that are complemented by hands-on experiences in surveying, construction methods, and construction materials at the Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory (FERL). This lab also provides the leadership skills, motivation, and technical competence needed to be future leaders in the Air Force. We also have Summer Programs available for prospective students.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty and Staff

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July 13, 2020

USAFA Recognizes Class of 2020 Top Graduate

On Thursday 9 July Lt Gen Silveria recognized the United States Air Force Academy Class of 2020 Top Graduate, 2Lt Zack Bailey during a small ceremony in Polaris Hall. Lt Bailey was also recognized as the Outstanding Cadet in Mechanical Engineering, the Outstanding Cadet in Engineering and the Outstanding Cadet in Academic Performance. Lt Bailey is a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship and is on his way to King’s College London in the fall. Congratulations Lt Bailey!

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November 5, 2019

Academy profile: 2018 grad continues education at MIT

Interview by Jennifer Spradlin, November 5, 2019 Second Lt. Austin Gadient, a 2018 Air Force Academy graduate and Charlottesville, Virginia native, is slated to earn his graduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology later this year. MIT is world-renowned for its science and engineering programs and has a highly competitive selection rate, admitting only 2,000 students each year to its graduate programs. Gadient hopes to bring that competitive edge to his Air Force service as a developmental engineer at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. What attracted you to the Air Force Academy?...

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October 24, 2019

Pitch to develop tech for colorblind pilots wins 1st place at Academy innovation competition

Story by Jennifer Spradlin, Oct. 24, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Bailey Hopkins wants to be an Air Force pilot, but like seven-to-ten percent of other men, he has red-green color blindness – an instant disqualifier. Hopkins, a junior cadet at the Air Force Academy, took to the stage Oct. 18 during Falcon Tank, an innovation-themed competition, to present an idea on modifying commercially available technology to correct color blindness in Air Force-issued pilot visors. “It’s easy to just think about Academy cadets who are color blind and can't fly, many of which are very high-achieving individuals who...

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