Civil - Majors-Focus Areas



Civil Engineering Majors and Focus Areas




Lincoln City Campus - Scott Engineering Center

Omaha Campus - PKI
The department offers graduate programs on both campuses of the UNL College of Engineering: in Lincoln and in Omaha (at The Peter Kiewit Institute on the UNO campus). The campuses are approximately 50 miles apart and feature faculty, classrooms, and research labs.

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Our curriculum broadens our student's knowledge in advanced mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering statics and dynamics and computer programming. The final two years focus on primary areas of civil engineering and associated design principles. 


The department offers a master's degree in Civil Engineering on both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses, administered through UNL. The Master of Science (M.S.) degree requires completion of 30 to 36 credits of coursework depending on the option chosen.


The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (M.S. EnvE) program is a multi-disciplinary, interdepartmental program jointly administered by the Departments of Civil Engineering and Biological Systems Engineering. 


The department offers a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering on both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses, administered through UNL. Many research opportunities are available depending on the individual interests of faculty and students.

Focus Areas
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

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