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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Ariel Shramko headshot
Ariel Shramko
Environmental Engineering

Ariel Shramko is growing food for Earth and beyond.

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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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