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 identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- 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.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusion.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.