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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

We prepare exceptional engineers!

Welcome to Civil Engineering at Merrimack College where educating tomorrow’s engineering leaders is our prime objective. We are very proud of our department’s contributions to civil engineering practice, knowledge and innovation, and look forward to continuing that tradition.

Merrimack provides a unique engineering experience. Our ABET accredited curriculum includes extensive general education requirements along with a rigorous and well-respected civil engineering curriculum. 

We provide small average class sizes, faculty-taught lectures and laboratories, a strong co-op program and opportunities to minor in Business or Math and a nurturing atmosphere that fosters student success. The Civil Engineering program enrolled 90 majors in Fall 2012 and graduated 19 in that same year.

Please explore our web site further and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We encourage you to come and see for yourself the exciting educational opportunities Merrimack College has to offer.

Alumni Spotlight

Maggie Jacques ’13

Civil Engineering Major 

Learn more about Civil Engineering from Maggie Jacques ’13 who traveled to Haiti to help design and implement a clean water delivery system.




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    Merrimack College civil engineering assistant professor Jim Kaklamanos is a traveling man this summer, first journeying to Utah for coursework on pile driving for new buildings, and next he’s off to New Zealand for research.
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    Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Commissioner Jeff McCue was a lacrosse-playing student at Merrimack College before he started on a career in civil service. Then he hit it big in the lottery about four years ago and surrendered his job as vice chancellor of human resources for UMass Boston to relax and enjoy the good life. Even endless matches of golf can get tedious, though, so he accepted Gov. Charlie Baker’s offer to lead the agency that oversees food stamps and welfare.
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    Merrimack College’s entries in the sixth annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition and the 2015 National Student Steel Bridge Competition saw exciting results while going head-to-head with much larger schools.


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Personal reflections from service workers in Haiti

  • So many of the Haitian people touched my heart and made me a better person without even knowing it, and for that I am forever grateful.” -Chelsea Jacoby, Athletic Training

  • Without this trip I don’t know if I ever would have gotten into service work; now I know it is something I can’t live without!” -Maggie Jacques, Civil Engineering

  • I participated [in the Medishare service trip] because not only would I get to serve others and benefit from learning about another culture, but while doing so, I would be able to implement the knowledge and skills I have learned over the past three years of being an Athletic Training student.” -Mollie Fitzgerald, Athletic Training


  •  Our experience evaluating and treating some musculoskeletal disorders displayed the need for, and potential benefit from, increased access to musculoskeletal braces and rehabilitative exercises in Haiti.” -Kevin Melanson, Clinical Instructor for Athletic Training

  • We found that our students, staff and faculty have the skill to help them in exactly the way they need.”  -Brian Suehs-Vassel, Assistant Director, Campus Ministry