Civil Engineering B.S.CE.
The curriculum in civil engineering provides a strong foundation in mathematics, and physical, natural and engineering sciences. Instruction in civil engineering disciplines includes structural, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, materials, and transportation engineering. The B.S. in Civil Engineering curriculum is embedded with several courses that meet the University's Sustainability (SU) requirement. The degree as a whole also meets the Sustainability requirement, as approved by the University's Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee.
A Civil Engineering degree is excellent preparation for immediate employment in consulting firms, government agencies, non-profits, and industry. Additionally, many graduates continue their education at the graduate-level.
A systems approach to engineering problem solving is central to the curriculum and involves integrating the short and long-term social, environmental and economic aspects and impacts into sustainable engineering solutions. Hands-on and/or project-based learning are incorporated into each year of the curriculum. As part of this approach, service-learning projects with local communities and non-profit groups are featured in some courses. Real-world engineering design culminates in a required major design experience in the senior year, which draws upon prior course work and focuses on technical and non-technical issues and expectations of professional practice. Other aspects of the program include opportunities for laboratory and research experience, integrated information technology content, development of communication skills, and a sense of community between students and the faculty.
Students are encouraged to pursue minors or focus areas in other disciplines that complement their engineering experience. International education and work experiences are also encouraged. Students should consult their advisors early in their program in order to plan accordingly.
Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the program are expected to:
- Practice civil engineering, use their program knowledge in other avenues, or enter graduate school;
- Apply engineering principles and an understanding of civil engineering issues to analysis, design, construction, management, or preservation of natural and engineered systems;
- Actively participate in professional and/or community-based service (local, national, or global) that benefit the profession and the public;
- Demonstrate leadership, effective communication, and teamwork;
- Demonstrate capacity to obtain professional licensure, and engage in further study and professional development;
- Consider sustainability as part of the problem definition and engineering solution.
The Curriculum for the B.S. in Civil Engineering
Students must meet University requirements. Note that the University's Sustainability (SU) and Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirements are built into the Civil Engineering curriculum. Minimum of 128 credits required.
|University & CEE General Education Requirements (18 credits)|
|Univ FWIL: Foundational Writing & Information Literacy||3|
|Univ D1: Diversity 1||3|
|Univ D1/D2: Diversity 1 or Diversity 2||3|
|CEE General Education Electives 1||9|
|Mathematics & Statistics Requirements (21 credits)|
|MATH 021||QR: Calculus I||4|
|MATH 022||QR: Calculus II||4|
|MATH 121||QR: Calculus III||4|
|MATH 122||QR: Applied Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 271||QR:Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|STAT 143||QR: Statistics for Engineering||3|
|Computing & Science Requirements (15-16 credits)|
|CS 020||QR: Programming for Engineers||3|
|CHEM 031||General Chemistry 1||4|
|GEOL 001||Earth System Science||4|
|or BIOL 001||Principles of Biology|
|or BIOL 002||Principles of Biology|
|PHYS 030||Physics Problem Solving I (Optional)||0-1|
|PHYS 031||Physics for Engineers I||4|
|Civil & Environmental Engineering Course Requirements (61 credits)|
|CE 003||SU:Intro to Civil & Envir Engr 2||2|
|CE 100||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|CE 101||Materials and Structures Lab||3|
|CE 132||SU: Environmental Systems||3|
|CE 133||Transportation Systems||3|
|CE 151||SU: Water & Wastewater Engr||3|
|CE 162||Hydraulics Lab||2|
|CE 170||Structural Analysis||3|
|CE 172||Structural Steel Design||3|
|or CE 173||Reinforced Concrete|
|CE 180||Geotechnical Principles||3|
|CE 182||Geotechnical Principles Lab||2|
|CE 185||SU: Capstone Design I||3|
|CE 186||Capstone Design II||3|
|Design Electives 3||6|
|CE Electives 4||9|
|Additional Engineering Course Requirements (13 credits)|
|EE 075||Electrical Circuits & Sensors||4|
|ENGR 002||Graphical Communication||2|
|ENGR 050||First Year Engineering Seminar 2||1|
|Technical Elective 5||3|
CEE General Education Electives: 9 credits of approved general education electives.
CE 003 & ENGR 050 are degree requirements designed for first-year students. Internal and external transfer students may substitute 100-level or higher engineering (BME, CE, EE, ENGR, ME) credits for these requirements.
Design Electives: CE 238, CE 241, CE 256, CE 261, CE 262, CE 265, CE 273, CE 281, CE 284, CE 285, CE 286, CE 288 and some CE 295 (Special Topics) courses (consult advisor). CE 173 is a design elective if CE 172 has also been taken.
CE Electives: Any 200-level CE course.
Technical Elective: All 100 level or above courses in engineering (BME, CE, EE, ENGR, ME).