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.

Save the Date: 50th Anniversary Celebration May 14, 2022

Join us as we commemorate 50 years of sending successful civil and environmental engineering professionals into the world.

We will show you how Civil and Environmental Engineering continues to evolve and develop new programming and learning opportunities for our students. Help us honor Professor Don Leitch and others who have made a difference in the lives of so many alumni.

Saturday, May 14, 2022 
5 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Dinner
UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center

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

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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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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 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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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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  • UML Honors students Ariel Shramko and Nilaish Sen

    Pandemic-Inspired Discord Server an Enduring Hit with UML Students

    Two Honors College students who started their UML careers during the pandemic hosted a Discord server to keep in touch with other students they’d met at the summer Student Success Summit. “Riverhawk Rendezvous” has grown rapidly by hosting study groups and connecting students to clubs – and each other.
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  • Liam Henderson atop Mount Katahdin in Maine

    Appalachian Trail Journey Provides Life Lessons for Lowell Resident

    Liam Henderson, a graduate of Billerica Memorial High School who obtained a degree in civil engineering at UMass Lowell this year, decided that the summer after his graduation would be the perfect time to complete the Appalachian Trail.
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  • An aerial view of the Merrimack River running through the UML campus

    With NSF Award, New Grad Program Focuses on Protecting Water Resources

    An interdisciplinary team of UML faculty, led by Assoc. Profs. Meg Sobkowicz-Kline and Chris Hansen, have received a nearly $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award for a new graduate student program focused on developing sustainable materials and chemicals that won’t harm water resources.
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