Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain facilities and systems that serve the basic needs of society.
Students in UMass Lowell’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering can earn bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering and doctoral degrees in engineering and chemistry-environmental studies. We are the only public university in Massachusetts to offer undergraduate majors in both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The UMass Lowell Edge
Alum Lisa Brothers is an engineer. She is also an outspoken advocate for UMass Lowell.
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering
A service-learning capstone in Lowell and Haiti transformed Maureen Kelly’s civil engineering education — and her life. She now works for a firm that supports her ongoing volunteer work in Haiti and her mentoring of current students.
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.