CEE Undergraduate Program

Our team of faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring our students succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Our Civil and Environmental Engineering program motto is "Continual progress in education": together, our faculty, students and Industry Advisory Board have established specific objectives for guiding our educational improvements. With a University of Nebraska-Lincoln BSCE degree, a few years beyond graduation, alumni will:

  • APPLY their solid foundation in civil engineering toward: the practice, advanced degree education, or a broad range of career choices;
  • PERFORM technical analysis or design of a complex system, component or process as acting representatives of governmental agencies, private consulting engineering firms, research organizations or industry;
  • EXPLAIN engineering concepts accurately and effectively to inform technical and non-technical audiences using appropriate verbal, written, virtual and graphical means;
  • APPLY basic project management and business concepts and processes;
  • ENGAGE in lifelong learning to foster technical growth, ethical conduct, and practice of professional communication, teamwork and leadership skills;
  • ACCOUNT for the impacts of their professional decisions on the quality of life and sustainability; and
  • OBTAIN professional licensure in an area of civil engineering practice.

Our Civil and Environmental Engineering program is regularly reviewed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Graduation from an ABET-accredited program signifies adequate preparation for entry into civil engineering jobs with the qualifications and education necessary to become a licensed professional expanding opportunities for personal advancement. Accreditation assures that our program has met quality standards set by the leading professional organization, the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusion.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.