Major in Civil Engineering, BS (127 credits minimum)

Advisors: C. Anderson, P.E., D.WRE (860-832-1849), S. Basim, PE (860-832-1807), and B. Zhou, E.I. (860-832-0075)

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Guided by the Mission of the University, the Civil Engineering program is committed to preparing students who will be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. Within three to five years of graduation, the program expects that Civil Engineering graduates will have:

1) Become compentent and engaged engineering professionals, applying their technical and managerial skills in the planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the build environment and global infrastructure, and utilizing their skills to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of civil engineering projects.

2) Initiated an active program of life-long learning, including studies leading to professional licensure or an advanced degree in engineering, that provides for continued development of their technical abilities and management skills, and attainment of proessional expertise.

3) Developed their communication skills in oral, written, visual and graphic modes when working as team members or leaders, so they can actively participate in their communities and their profession.

4) Established an understanding of professionalism, ethics, quality performance, public policy, safety, and sustainability that allows them to be professional leaders and contributors to society when solving engineering problems and producing civil engineering solutions.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is a program of study requiring 127-136 credits of undergraduate work, including a two-term senior project capstone requirement completed with oral and written reports. Registration to take the NCEES FE exam is required for completion of the senior project capstone course.

Required coursework can also be grouped into three categories: General Education, Major Requirements, and Additional Requirements.

General Education Requirements (42-49 credits)

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities
 Literature3
 Philosophy or fine arts3
 Literature, philosophy or fine arts3
Study Area II: Social Sciences
 History3
 Economics3
or
ET 399Engineering Economy3
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences
 Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology3
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences
PHYS 125University Physics I4
PHYS 126University Physics II4
Skill Area I: Communication Skills
ENG 110*Freshman Composition3
ENGR 290Engineering Technical Writing and Presentation3
Skill Area II: Mathematics
MATH 152*Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency0-6
Skill Area IV: University Requirement2-3
PE 144Fitness/Wellness Ventures 
or for transfer students
ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering 

* A placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or Mathematics courses.

Major Requirements (58 credits, 55 for tranfer students taking ENGR 150 as Skill Area IV)

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 251Engineering Mechanics I - Statics3
ENGR 252Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics3
ENGR 357Mechanics of Materials3
ME 258Engineering Thermodynamics3
ME 354Fluid Mechanics3
CE 253Intro to Engineering Surveying3
CE 301CE Fundamental Computations1
CE 357Advanced Surveying3
or
CE 458Introduction to GPS for Engineering3
CE 357Hydraulic Engineering3
CE 397Structural Analysis I3
CE 407Structural Analysis II3
CE 451Soil Mechanics /w Lab.3
CE 452Foundation Engineering2
CE 454Intro. to transportation Engineering3
CE 470Structural Steel Design3
CE 471Reinforced Concrete Structures3
CE 475Hydrology and Storm Drainage3
CE 476Environmental Engineering3
CE 497Prof. Practice & Sr. Project Research2
CE498Senior Design Project - Capstone**2

** Completion of CE 498 requires that students register to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

Additional Requirements (30 or 31 credits)

CHEM 161General Chemistry3
CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory1
   
ETM 356 orMaterials Analysis or3
CM 356Materials of Constuction4
   
ENGR 240Computational Methods for Engineering3
CE 222CAD App in CE (or ETC 122)2
MATH 226Linear Algebra and Probability for Engineers4
MATH 355Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications4
BIO or BMS orAdditional Science Elective w/ Lab.4
ESCIBIO 121 or BMS 102/103 or ESCI 121 & 125) 
 CE Directed Technical Elective6
 (Recommended CE Directed Technical Electives (6 credits) include: CE 472, CE 458, CE 402, ET 495, ENGR 490, ETM 467, and MATH 222, or course approval by the department of Engineering Chair.) 
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