Civil - Omaha Prospective Undergraduate Students

Omaha Undergraduate Prospective Students

ABET 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
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  • 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

EWB-NU Chapter Making a Difference

students digging in MadagascarThe University of Nebraska student chapter of Engineers without Borders (EWB-NU) has entered a five-year commitment with Kianjavato, Madagascar, a remote community in the African island nation’s interior. This partnership is where Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo operates a field station near a threatened ecosystem that is home to critically endangered lemurs.

Students and advisers involved in EWB have traveled several times to Madagascar installing sustainable power generation in the village through solar panels and micro-hydroelectric projects to make a positive difference.

Dr. Libby Jones, co-adviser to the chapter, recently received EWB-USA’s Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor Award for Outstanding Leadership.

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