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Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Civil & Mechanical Engineering

We prepare exceptional engineers!

We are very excited to announce our new Mechanical Engineering Program within our newly named Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department!

Welcome to Civil and Mechanical 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 in both civil and mechanical engineering.

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. Our new mechanical engineering curriculum has been designed using that model and, we expect, will be accredited in its time.

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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Personal reflections from service workers in Haiti

  •  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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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