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

  • Specialty areas. Focus your studies in Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geoenvironmental 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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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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 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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Chris & Paula White

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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