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College of Engineering


Undergraduate Majors

Engineering reigns supreme when it comes to the most lucrative jobs, including chemical engineers, electrical engineering, mechanical engineers and computer engineers.
 
We're here to help you reach your career goals. Our focus is on making your undergraduate experience among the best -- in your classes and through hands-on research, clubs and organizations, competitions and other activities.

 



Agricultural Engineering



EAST CAMPUS - LINCOLN

Ag Engineering

Do you like to invent new and better ways to make things work? Interested in designing and testing machinery, working with nature, or managing natural resources? If you enjoy challenges and solving problems, consider agricultural engineering. Students focus on one of three areas of study: machine design, soil and water resources, and sensors and controls. Your degree could lead to engineering careers in such areas as testing, product design, consulting, the environment, water resources, and livestock environment.

Website: http://agen.unl.edu/
Building: Chase Hall
Admissions: Agricultural Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Agricultural Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Architectural Engineering

(The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction)



OMAHA CAMPUS - PKI

Architecture

UNL is one of approximately 20 architectural engineering (AE) programs in the U.S., so our graduates are highly sought after. AE focuses on designing and coordinating engineering systems in buildings, taking care of primary needs such as heat and air conditioning, ventilation, acoustics, lights and electricity. These engineers bring life into buildings!

Website: http://ae.unl.edu/
Building: The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)

The M.A.E. Degree in Architectural Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Biological Systems Engineering



EAST CAMPUS - LINCOLN

BSEN

Engineers in biological systems literally bring engineering to life, using biology, mathematics, and engineering to improve people's lives and the environment. Biological systems engineers are involved in intriguing areas such as designing medical instruments, creating new foods, and enhancing fuels for better efficiency. A degree in BSEN offers a broad, flexible engineering background, which is important to employers.

Website: http://bsen.unl.edu/
Building: Chase Hall
Admissions: Biological Systems Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Biological Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.



Chemical Engineering



CITY CAMPUS - LINCOLN

Chemical Engineering

Fighting diseases, developing nanotechnologies, creating genetically engineered medicines, and designing processes for sustainable biofuels production are some of the exciting areas in which chemical and biomolecular engineers are involved. This degree provides opportunities to work in process and equipment design, production, medicine, nanotechnology, research and teaching.

Website: http://che.unl.edu/
Building: Othmer Hall
Admissions: Chemical Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Civil Engineering



CITY CAMPUS - LINCOLN
OMAHA CAMPUS: PKI

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are creative problem solvers. They use mathematical and scientific principles to manipulate the forces and materials of nature into products or systems to meet society's needs. A civil engineer works in such areas as consulting for environmental, structural, transportation and water resources; construction; natural resources and renewable energy; governmental agencies; and national security issues. Your job as a civil engineer can take you anywhere in the world.

Website: http://www.civil.unl.edu/
Buildings: Scott Engineering Center (Lincoln) / PKI (Omaha)
Admissions: Civil Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Computer Engineering (Lincoln)



CITY CAMPUS - LINCOLN

CSE

Coursework in computer science and electrical engineering provides a well-rounded education for those interested in software and hardware development, especially using programming skills to control electronic and mechanical devices. From designing software or designing with microprocessors/embedded systems, programming for the internet, creating effective network solutions, or becoming involved in the gaming industry, computer engineers have a multitude of career options.

Website: http://www.cse.unl.edu
Buildings: Avery Hall / Schorr Computing Center
Admissions: Computer Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.



Computer Engineering (Omaha)



OMAHA CAMPUS - PKI

Computer Engineering

Combine electrical engineering with training in the areas of software design and hardware-software integration, and you have the knowledge to become a computer engineer. At the Omaha campus, computer engineering majors take courses in computer engineering, computer science, electronics engineering, and mathematics. Our focus is on hands-on applications, especially concerning the design and analysis of hardware systems and integration. In fact, you'll design and build your own microcomputer. You'll be prepared to work in computer networking, hardware design and applications, and microcomputer-based applications.

Website: http://ceen.unl.edu
Building:The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)

The B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Construction Engineering

(The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction)



CITY CAMPUS - LINCOLN
OMAHA CAMPUS: PKI

Construction Engineering

The Construction Engineering major integrates engineering, construction, and management courses. This program is designed for those fulfilling the industry's need for licensed professional engineers. It resembles the construction management program but provides greater emphasis on engineering, scientific, and technical courses for licensure. The courses focus on construction's technological and applied aspects and apply engineering principles to solve real world construction problems.

Website: http://ce.unl.edu/
Buildings: Nebraska Hall (Lincoln) / PKI (Omaha)
Admissions: Construction Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Construction Management

(The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction)



CITY CAMPUS - LINCOLN
OMAHA CAMPUS: PKI

Construction Management


Professionals in construction management make up the most diversified industry in the nation. As constructors, these individuals provide leadership for managing, coordinating, and supervising the construction processes during the concept development, design, construction and facility management stages. There is a high demand for graduates in this area, and UNL graduates in particular are highly sought after. Your work could take you into such areas as highway/heavy construction; construction finance, marketing, management, or design/development; or mechanical/electrical or residential construction.

Website: http://cm.unl.edu/
Buildings: Nebraska Hall (Lincoln) / PKI (Omaha)
Admissions: Construction Management

Fully accredited by the American Council of Construction Education (ACCE) since 1967.



Electrical Engineering



CITY CAMPUS - LINCOLN

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers enjoy dynamic and extremely varied career opportunities. They work with signals at frequencies from zero to beyond the optical range, and they use tools such as computers, advanced mathematics, and wire cutters. They design new machines and improve existing ones; work with computer-related electronics and communication systems; create navigation, robotics and guidance systems for rockets, missiles, spacecrafts and toys; design satellite and optical communications; and help discover and utilize new energy sources.

Website: http://ee.unl.edu/
Building: Scott Engineering Center
Admissions: Electrical Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Electronics Engineering



OMAHA CAMPUS: PKI

Electronics Engineering


The Electronics Engineering major in Omaha (PKI) partners with area industries to meet the demands for engineers knowledgeable in electronic circuits and systems design. The focus on telecommunications engineering provides our students with a strong background and expertise. These engineers design complex electrical and electronic hardware and software and systems. You will work in such areas as telecommunications design, analog circuit design, and analysis and management of telecommunications network performance.

Website: http://ceen.unl.edu/
Buildings: PKI (Omaha)

The B.S. Degree in Electronics Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Mechanical Engineering



CITY CAMPUS - LINCOLN

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are considered the "general practitioners" of engineering because their education is extremely broad and their services span many interdisciplinary technical, social, environmental and economic problems. These engineers deal with a wide realm of motion, all forms of energy conversion and transmission; the flow of fluids and heat; the development, design and operation of machinery and equipment; material structure and properties; and transportation processes. Here, you'll choose among three major areas: thermal-fluid science engineering, systems and design engineering, and materials science engineering. Your career could include research and development, design of equipment and systems, testing, plant and sales engineering, and management.

Website: http://mme.unl.edu/
Buildings: Nebraska Hall
Admissions: Mechanical Engineering

The B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.




RELATED MAJOR: Mechanized Systems Management

The Mechanized Systems Management major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is designed to develop managerial and mechanical skills that can be applied to managing machines, natural resources, people and money in engineered systems. Emphasis options include Production, Technical, Processing Operations and Business. This major is administered through the Department of Biological Systems Engineering; the conferred degree is a B.S. in Mechanized Systems Management from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).