Civil engineers design, construct, operate and maintain facilities and systems that serve the basic needs of society.
Environmental engineers design solutions to protect the environment and create a more sustainable world.

UMass Lowell Advantages

  • Four specialty areas. Focus your studies in Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Transportation Engineering.
  • Career flexibility. Gain technical training and problem-solving skills for an engineering career in local industry, consulting firms and state/federal agencies. Our graduates have also built careers in law, financial analysis, software development and business.
  • Dedicated faculty. Our CEE classes are taught by full-time faculty and class sizes are small. 
  • ABET-accredited. Our undergraduate degree program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Zach McDonough, facilities project coordinator at UMass Lowell
Zach McDonough
Civil and Environmental Engineering

As senior project manager with Facilities Management, Zach McDonough ’16 is building a successful career path at his alma mater.

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 Christine Clancy smiles in an office in Lowell
Christine Clancy
Civil and Environmental Engineering

As Lowell’s city engineer, civil and environmental engineering alum Christine Clancy ’06 is responsible for infrastructure projects on streets, bridges and sidewalks throughout the city – including those on the campus of her alma mater.

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Sadrac Noel
Civil Engineering

When Sadrac Noel graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, he could look back on many twists and turns in his path – and one professor who was always there for him.

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Ariel Shramko
Environmental Engineering

Ariel Shramko is growing food for Earth and beyond.

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