Message From the Chair

UT Tyler Department of Civil Engineering

Message From the Chair   

Mena Souliman

 Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management  

Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Texas at Tyler. We are delighted to have you explore our department through our website. Our department is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and service. We take pride in preparing our students for successful careers in civil engineering and construction management, two critical fields that shape the infrastructure and built environment of our communities.

In addition to our commitment to civil engineering, we are thrilled to announce the addition of a Construction Engineering undergraduate degree program to our department. This new program enhances our ability to provide comprehensive education in the field of construction. Furthermore, we are excited to introduce our new Master's in Engineering Leadership degree program, designed to equip future leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in engineering management and leadership roles.

Our department has witnessed some remarkable achievements and milestones that we are eager to share with you. First and foremost, our exceptional faculty have demonstrated their dedication and expertise by securing the highest dollar amount in newly funded external grants and contracts. This achievement underscores their commitment to advancing research and innovation within our fields. One of our distinctive features is the Texas Rural Transportation Research Center (TRTRC), a vital resource that supports research and innovation in transportation and infrastructure development. Through the TRTRC, we engage in cutting-edge projects, collaborate with industry leaders, and address the unique challenges faced by rural transportation systems.

In addition to our faculty's success, our students have made their mark on a national stage. The ASCE Concrete Canoe Team achieved a remarkable 6th-place finish in the nation, marking the highest finish of any Texas institution in the 35-year history of the competition. This remarkable accomplishment reflects our students' unwavering commitment to excellence and their innovative spirit.

Furthermore, our department's alumni continue to excel in their respective fields and are consistently among the highest-paid in the entire University of Texas System. Their success is a testament to the exceptional education they received here, and we take great pride in their achievements.

These accomplishments and events underscore the vibrancy and excellence of our department. We are dedicated to providing our students with a world-class education, advancing research in civil engineering and construction management, and fostering a community of success. Thank you for being part of our journey, and we look forward to continued growth and achievement together.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our academic programs, research endeavors, faculty accomplishments, and the exciting opportunities available to our students. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, a parent, an alum, a community partner, or a colleague, we are here to provide you with information and support.

Thank you for visiting the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management at UT Tyler. We invite you to reach out to us with any questions or inquiries you may have. Together, we can continue to advance the fields of civil engineering and construction management and make a positive impact on our region and beyond.



Mena I. Souliman, Ph.D., P.E., F.IRF.

Interim Chair and Associate Professor

Ronald D. Brazzel Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering

Distinguished Teaching Professor