Within the UNL College of Engineering, The Durham School was formed to provide a unique program combination of architectural engineering and construction, allowing students to experience a variety of courses and research opportunities. The school offers three undergraduate programs.
Architectural Engineering (AE) focuses on the design, integration and coordination of building engineering systems, including structural systems; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; acoustical systems; and lighting and electrical systems.
The Construction Engineering program (CONE) offers academic preparation leading to professional careers in technical environments that involve the delivery of constructed facilities—including buildings, transportation systems, industrial systems and energy-related construction projects.
Construction is the largest and most diversified industry in the nation. The key professionals in this vast enterprise are construction managers: industry leaders who plan, schedule and build projects designed by architects and engineers. The Construction Management program (CNST) is offered in Lincoln and Omaha; the program allows students to take classes on either or both campuses.