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.

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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Tiana Robinson works with another student to conduct ultrasonic testing of sidewalk concrete slabs to check their thickness and condition
Tiana Robinson
Civil Engineering

Tiana Robinson is working on a research collaboration with the city of Lowell to help inspect and monitor the city’s aging infrastructure.

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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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    Three UML Faculty Members Named Fulbright Scholars

    Three UML faculty members — Sheree Pagsuyoin, M. Berk Talay and Spencer Ross — have received Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards for the 2023-24 academic year and will be conducting research in Europe, Asia and South America.
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    Hard Hats Required in This Construction Management Course

    Civil engineering students got a real-world lesson in construction management this semester from adjunct faculty member Rex Radloff ’09, ’11, a Suffolk Construction project executive in charge of the $381 million Lowell High School renovation.
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    Friday Soup Lunch Serves Vibrancy by the Bowl

    Friday Soup Lunch has grown from a weekly get-together in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to a traveling potluck that gives students, faculty and staff across the UML campus a chance to unwind together over bowls of soup.
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