CAE Organizations

Student Groups

American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the flagship professional society for Civil Engineers. The University of Miami student chapter of ASCE is the most active student organization in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, with activities centered around the annual competition between chapters in the southeastern United States. By joining ASCE, students enjoy many of the benefits of their practicing colleagues and fast-track entry into the Society upon graduation.

Chi Epsilon

Chi Epsilon is the national honor society for Civil Engineering students. Students are nominated for membership based upon their grade point average, which must be in the upper one third of their class. In addition to scholarship, nominee characteristics should include character, practicality, and sociability. Activities include attendance at the National Conclave, and annual new member initiation activities and ceremony.

Florida Water and Environmental Association

The Student Chapter of the Florida Water and Environmental Association is an organization for individuals that are interested in the preservation and engineering of the natural environment. The student chapter engages in activities that preserve the environment and give members a practical view of different areas in the environmental profession. Activities include guest speakers and a minority internship program. The U.M. student chapter became official in the spring of 1994 and has been having meetings since the fall of 1993. Membership to the association is open to all University of Miami students and provides an excellent means of gaining insight to the various opportunities in the environmental area.


Professional Associations

Accreditation Board For Engineering And Technology (ABET)

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in “applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology”. For more visit:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The American Society of Civil Engineers is a professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. For more visit:

Florida Board of Professional Engineers

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) is committed to protecting the interest of public health and safety by properly regulating the practice of engineering. For more visit:

Florida Engineering Society (FES)

FES supports engineering education, advocates licensure, promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, and enhances the image and well-being of all engineers in the state of Florida; and furthers the public’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of the profession. For more visit:

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is a national non-profit organization composed of engineering and land surveying licensing boards representing all U.S. states and territories. For more visit:

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