As a Civil Engineering student at Northeastern University, students begin their education by acquiring a common base of knowledge in engineering science and then learn to design and analyze related civil and environmental engineering solutions. Students have a broad range of technical electives to choose from, and 3 options for their required capstone design project in their final semester - Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Environmental Engineering. In this project, students are asked to apply their knowledge and experience to a real-world design problem and develop feasible solutions. Some technical electives will serve as prerequisites for the capstone project, while the remaining technical electives can be used to further explore additional civil engineering areas of interest, including Construction Management, Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineering, Civil Infrastructure Security, Environmental Health, and Sustainable Resource Engineering. General Electives are also available to complement students' engineering knowledge with valuable courses in the arts, languages, social sciences, public health, business, broader engineering and computer science disciplines, and related fields.

Cooperative education (co-op) forms a fundamental component of the degree program for most Northeastern University students. Typical co-op experiences last six months, and both a five-year three-co-op and four-year two-co-op options are available.

An advising team works with each student each semester to ensure that he or she makes the best decisions for their academic program and future career success.

Do you want to focus on one or more Areas of Interest?

Based on your area(s) of interest, you can use the guides below to choose suggested courses that would satisfy the technical, science, and general electives needed to complete your curriculum requirements.

Accelerated Master’s Degree

The College of Engineering offers a number of bachelor’s/master’s degree programs that allow students to accelerate the attainment of the master's degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. These degrees may be earned either simultaneously in five years, or sequentially, with the bachelor's degree attainment followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master's degree. You might be interested in one of the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs listed below:

Associated Faculty & Staff


The Bachelor of Science Program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,