MBA/MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering studies the interactions between human activities, infrastructure, and the natural environment. Its mission is to use science, engineering, and policy to improve quality of life. Its programs center on environmental science and engineering; mechanics, materials and structures; and transportation.

The Leaders for Global Operations Connection

CEE (Course 1) classes allow LGO students to explore topics in logistics and transportation as well as in environmental engineering, including hydrology and water resources. The sustainability and environmental impact of operations are important factors in operations excellence for many LGO partners. Boeing, Dell, and Raytheon have hosted internship projects on energy and sustainability. Specific internship projects are generated with targeted content to meet CEE requirements.

Through the support of LGO industry partners who wish to invest in future leaders from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, LGO students enrolled in CEE will receive a generous fellowship. For the most current information on the LGO fellowship, visit our program costs page.

Popular CEE courses among LGO students include:

CEE tracks

Students choose a focused program of study in in CEE. The CEE component of the academic program must be approved by the CEE graduate officer, Professor Heidi Nepf.

Energy and the Environment

This track equips students with knowledge and methods relating to environmental protection. Courses for this track include:


This track covers the analysis, planning, design, operation and management of transportation systems. Courses for this track include:

General CEE

Students select three subjects (36 units) from Course 1 that define a cohesive concentration area in CEE. If a subject is jointly listed with Course 15 or ESD, then only half of its units count towards the 36-unit requirement. An additional elective from the School of Engineering is required. One of the Course 1 classes or the additional engineering elective should satisfy the LGO design requirement.

Learn more about the MIT Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Graduates of the MIT LGO program receive two degrees in two years: either an MBA or a Master of Science in Management degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Master of Science degree from one of seven participating departments in the School of Engineering.

At a Glance

Faculty Profile

David Simchi-Levi

David Simchi-Levi

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Co-director of LGO
Read about Professor Simchi-Levi on the CEE website

Student Profile

Yalu Wu

Yalu Wu, LGO '15

S.B. in management science, MIT, 2009
LGO internship project at Nike: “A Framework for Analyzing Forecast Accuracy Metrics”
Check out Yalu's blog

Lillian Meyer

Lillian Meyer, LGO '16

B.S. in civil engineering, Rice University, 2012