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, master's and doctoral degrees in in engineering. We are the only public university in Massachusetts to offer an undergraduate major in Environmental Engineering.

Civil & Environmental Engineering by the Numbers

  • 276

    Fall 2021 Undergraduate Enrollment - Civil

  • 56
    Fall 2021 Undergraduate Enrollment - Environmental
  • 70

    2021 Undergraduate Degrees - C&E

Meet Our Students & Alumni

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Chris & Paula White
Engineering

The founders of what has become a multimillion dollar premium, all-natural cookie dough and ice cream sandwich company hold degrees in engineering.

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Sofia Savoca with her mom outside O'Leary Library on South Campus
Sofia Savoca
Civil Engineering

Sofia Savoca chose UMass Lowell for the opportunity to be in the Honors College and to study civil engineering. She’s found a dozen new opportunities since arriving on campus.

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Maureen Kelly
Maureen Kelly
Civil & 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.

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Christopher Ingemi works on a model of a bridge
Christopher Ingemi
Civil & Environmental Engineering

A former carpenter sidelined by the recession, Christopher Ingemi went back to school at Middlesex Community College and then transferred to UML. Now, thanks to his job in a lab, he’s completed his master’s in civil engineering and found a great job as a bridge designer.

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