The Departiment operates into research areas mainly related to the academic disciplines of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Structural Mechanics, Structural Engineering, Hydraulics, Hydraulic Structures, Maritime Engineering and Hydrology, Surveying and mapping, Geotechnics, Engineering Geology, Materials Science and Technology, Representation of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Building production, Architectural and urban design, History of architecture, Conservation and resoration of architecture, Urban and regional planning, Urban design and landscape, Roads, railways and airports, Transportation).
Within the framework of the Department, three research centers operate with interdepartmental and extra-university outlook:
- The Research and Training Center for Earthquake Engineering (CERFIS, www.cerfis.it), with headquarter at the DICEAA;
- The International Research Center for Mathematics & Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MOCS, www.memocscenter.univaq.it/), with headquarter at the DICEAA.
- The Sustainable Transport and Mobility Research Center (CITraMS, https://citrams.univaq.it/).