Civil - Lincoln Prospective Undergraduate Students



Prospective Students (Lincoln Campus)



ABET Accreditation
Accreditation
The B.S. degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Icon Civil engineering is a people-serving profession dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life and sustaining our natural resources and energy. Civil engineering means tackling challenging science and engineering assignments, embracing the professional responsibility to make things better and working with people all over the world.

As a civil engineer, you’ll devise and design the building of roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, dams, water and sewage systems, and/or many other structures. Civil engineering features such specialties as structural, water resources, environmental, architectural, transportation and geo-technical engineering.

Degree Emphasis Areas in Civil Engineering
As a professional discipline, civil engineering is closely related to the total human environment. Undergraduate students are required to take classes in each of the following subject areas, and can emphasize one or more areas during their course of study:
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water resources engineering
Program Locations
The Civil Engineering program is offered on the Lincoln City Campus and in Omaha at The Peter Kiewit Institute.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers - student chapter
  • Water Environment Federation
  • American Water Work Association
  • Engineers Without Borders

  • Consulting design firms (environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources engineering)
  • General and specialty construction companies
  • Industries that explore for natural resources that produce energy
  • Municipal, county, state and federal government agencies

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Olsson Associates
  • Peter Kiewit & Sons
  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
  • Lamp, Rynearson & Associates
  • Union Pacific Railroad

Civil Engineering students construct rainwater harvesting system

       

“This project was a great opportunity for the students to see firsthand how their civil engineering knowledge can benefit our community.” - Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, co-instructor

During the spring 2014 semester, students in a new Sustainable Engineering Infrastructure course designed and built a rainwater harvesting system at City Sprouts, a community garden located in the Orchard Hill neighborhood in Omaha.  This course, co-taught by Shannon Bartelt-Hunt and Elizabeth Jones, included topics such as environmental sustainability, community development and appropriate technology.

Eighteen undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students developed the rainwater harvesting system from an initial site visit and client meeting through to final construction.  

The student’s work included sizing of the collection tank, design of a tank foundation and first flush system, installation of gutters on a neighboring home for collecting rainwater, and design of a rain garden to collect the tank overflow.  Throughout the process, they worked with Roxanne Williams, director of City Sprouts, to ensure that the design would meet the needs of the organization.


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