Join us on campus to celebrate 150 years of Engineering at Iowa!
To mark our 150th anniversary, we are hosting a CEE Celebration at Homecoming (October 5-7, 2023).
On March 4, 1873, Civil Engineering was approved as a 4-year degree program at the University of Iowa. That makes 2023 our 150th anniversary! We have a remarkable past and are still going strong!
- March 4, 1873
Civil Engineering is approved as a 4-year degree program at the University of Iowa.
Civil Engineering started out in the Mathematics Department in 1873.
We join the College of Applied Sciences when it is formed, which later becomes the College of Engineering (1927).
The Civil Engineering program is first accredited by ABET in 1936.
Our new Environmental Engineering program is approved in 2017 and is later accredited in 2021.