Civil Engineering (BS)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE BCE)
Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)
Department: Civil Engineering

Program Information

Students specializing in Civil Engineering will complete a program consisting of two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering - nine semesters in Departmental Studies to complete the Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a fifth year in Graduate Studies for the Master of Engineering degree. This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree.

The Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
(19 hours of General Education requirements may be satisfied through coursework required by the degree program)
College/School Requirements38
Program/Major Requirements73
Minimum Total Hours123

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Acceptance into a Department requires that a student have a 2.25 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 27 semester hours in Engineering Fundamentals.  In addition, the student must be in good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25).

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
Engineering Analysis I - QR
Introduction to College Writing - WC
Intermediate College Writing - WC 2,3
General Chemistry I - S
Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL
Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
Business and Professional Speaking - OC

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed on the Overview tab, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program.

College/School Requirements

Speed School Core
ENGR 101Engineering Analysis I - QR 24
ENGR 102Engineering Analysis II4
ENGR 110Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I2
ENGR 111Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll2
ENGL 101Introduction to College Writing - WC 2,33
ENGL 102Intermediate College Writing - WC 2,33
CHEM 201General Chemistry I - S 23
CHEM 207Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 21
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 24
COMM 111Introduction to Public Speaking - OC 23
or COMM 112 Business and Professional Speaking - OC
Engineering Fundamentals 4
ENGR 151Engineering Graphics Technology1
ENGR 201Engineering Analysis III4
ENGR 205Differential Equations for Engineering2
ENGR 307Numerical Methods for Engineering2
Minimum Total Hours38

Program/Major Requirements

Civil Engineering Department Requirements
CEE 205Mechanics I: Statics3
CEE 254Mechanics of Solids3
CEE 255Mechanics of Materials Laboratory1
CEE 260Civil Engineering Field Measurements2
CEE 261Civil Engineering Field Measurements Laboratory1
CEE 288Civil and Environmental Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar0
CEE 289Civil and Environmental Engineering Cooperative Education I1
CEE 309Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
CEE 322Structural Analysis3
CEE 370Engineering Hydraulics3
CEE 371Engineering Hydraulics Lab1
CEE 389Civil and Environmental Engineering Cooperative Education II1
CEE 401Civil Engineering Professional Practice2
CEE 421Fundamentals of Concrete Design3
CEE 422Fundamentals of Steel Design3
CEE 450Geomechanics3
CEE 451Geomechanics Laboratory1
CEE 452Foundation Engineering3
CEE 460Transportation Systems Engineering3
CEE 470Surface Water Hydrology3
CEE 471Water Supply and Sewerage3
CEE 480Civil & Environmental Engineering Capstone Design - CUE (CUE)3
CEE 489Civil Engineering Cooperative Education III1
CEE 530Construction Materials3
Civil Engineering Core
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I - SL1
Supporting Courses
GEOS 301Geology for Scientists and Engineers3
IE 360Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
IE 370Engineering Economic Analysis3
ME 206Mechanics II: Dynamics3
ME 251Thermodynamics I3
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
Minimum Total Hours73

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must be in good standing (university GPA ≥ 2.25) and must attain a grade point average of at least 2.25 for all courses used to satisfy degree requirements. 

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Civil & Environmental Engineering Capstone Design - CUE

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I - S 3
CHEM 207 Introduction to Chemical Analysis I - SL 1
ENGR 101 Engineering Analysis I - QR 4
ENGR 110 Engineering Methods, Tools, and Practice I 2
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective US Diversity - AHD1, SBD1, or SBHD1 3
 Hours16
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ENGR 102 Engineering Analysis II 4
ENGR 111 Engineering Methods, Tools and Practice ll 2
PHYS 295 Introductory Laboratories I - SL 1
PHYS 298 Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S 4
 Hours14
Summer
CEE 205 Mechanics I: Statics 3
ENGR 151 Engineering Graphics Technology 1
ENGR 201 Engineering Analysis III 4
PHYS 299 Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light 4
 Hours12
Year 2
Fall
CEE 254 Mechanics of Solids 3
CEE 255 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory 1
CEE 260 Civil Engineering Field Measurements 2
CEE 261 Civil Engineering Field Measurements Laboratory 1
CEE 288 Civil and Environmental Engineering Cooperative Education Seminar 0
COMM 111
Introduction to Public Speaking - OC
or Business and Professional Speaking - OC
3
ENGR 205 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
ME 206 Mechanics II: Dynamics 3
ME 251 Thermodynamics I 3
 Hours18
Spring
CEE 289 Civil and Environmental Engineering Cooperative Education I 1
 Hours1
Summer
CEE 309 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
CEE 322 Structural Analysis 3
IE 360 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
 Hours12
Year 3
Fall
CEE 389 Civil and Environmental Engineering Cooperative Education II 1
 Hours1
Spring
CEE 370 Engineering Hydraulics 3
CEE 371 Engineering Hydraulics Lab 1
CEE 460 Transportation Systems Engineering 3
ENGR 307 Numerical Methods for Engineering 2
GEOS 301 Geology for Scientists and Engineers 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective Global Diversity - AHD2, SBD2, or SBHD2 3
 Hours15
Summer
CEE 489 Civil Engineering Cooperative Education III 1
 Hours1
Year 4
Fall
CEE 401 Civil Engineering Professional Practice 2
CEE 422 Fundamentals of Steel Design 3
CEE 450 Geomechanics 3
CEE 451 Geomechanics Laboratory 1
CEE 470 Surface Water Hydrology 3
IE 370 Engineering Economic Analysis 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, or Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Persepective - AH, SB, or SBH 3
 Hours18
Spring
CEE 421 Fundamentals of Concrete Design 3
CEE 452 Foundation Engineering 3
CEE 471 Water Supply and Sewerage 3
CEE 480 Civil & Environmental Engineering Capstone Design - CUE 3
CEE 530 Construction Materials 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours123

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