Recently, UMD's Department of Civil Engineering graduated its first class of 33 individuals. Dave Nadeau, who was part of that graduating class, talks about his experiences in the program. A third of the graduates, including Nadeau, already have jobs lined up in their field.
UMD'S Civil Engineering program offers four areas of speciality: Geotechnical, Structures, Transportation, or Water Resources. In addition to its undergraduate program, UMD now offers a Master of Science in civil engineering intended for students pursuing a research emphasis and seeking in-depth knowledge in an area within civil engineering.
UMD's Civil Engineering programs are housed in the Swenson Civil Engineering Building which offers state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory facilities. Some of the highlights include: labs in every focus area for hands-on training and student projects, structural strong floor and reaction wall with 2-15 ton gantry cranes, extensive high bay area, hydraulic lab with large-scale flume, construction materials lab, geomaterials lab (soil & rock testing), and parts fabrication lab.