Our team of faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring our students succeed both in and out of the classroom.
Our Civil 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 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.
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively through writing, oral presentations, and other communication methods
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice