There is no difference between the programs. Architectural engineering is only offered on the Omaha campus, while Construction Engineering and Construction Management are offered in both Omaha and Lincoln. Choosing the campus is completely up to you. If you are interested in an urban, new development kind of setting, then Omaha might be for you. However, if you are looking for a traditional college scene where academics, research, and athletics are more intertwined, then Lincoln might be your kind of campus. Be sure to visit both campuses to get a feel for each setting.
Undergraduate students who intend to major in a college of engineering program on the Omaha campus apply through the University of Nebraska at Omaha, but are technically a student of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. When you graduate from your program your degree is awarded by the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and therefore you become a Husker for life.
First you will need to apply to the University where you intend to take classes and then be sure to specifying the college of engineering on your application. After you complete the application and are accepted to the University, you will attend orientation and meet with your advisor to schedule classes. For incoming Freshmen, orientation is typically completed during the summer prior to the first semester.
With architectural engineering (AE), construction engineering (ConE), and construction management (CM) degrees at The Durham School, students choose a major but do not select a specialized discipline until their third year. For AE students especially, there are many paths to pursue with the structural, electrical, acoustical and mechanical-related branches of architectural engineering.
If you think you might switch to a different engineering degree, a different major, or a different campus altogether, our advisors will be happy help. Transitions are possible during the first two years of the degree program without causing major time setbacks. It's always good to frequently speak with your professors, advisors, and mentors so they can help guide you through any academic uncertainties you might encounter.
Through The College of Engineering and The Durham School, student have opportunities to spend a summer, semester, or even a full year studying abroad.
The Durham School has student-exchange programs with England and Australia, and additional study abroad trips can be arranged for individual students. For these kinds of opportunities, you will want to speak with your advisor.
The College of Engineering also offers study abroad opporunities through their Engineering Summer Abroad Opportunities program. Typically these involve professor-led trips to Italy, China, as well as other global sites. To learn more about this program visit http://engineering.unl.edu/specialty-units/studyabroad/
Our programs are built around hands-on learning with real-world applications. The hands-on learning provides a safe environment for students to apply the learning theory received from textbooks and the classroom. We also push our students to look at each problem as an opportunity to solve using innovation, collaboration, and experimentation. These experiences, along with internship opportunities, and active involvement in one or more of our student organizations will guarantee your preparation for the next step in your life.