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 (40-49 credits)

Study Area I: Arts & Humanities                                                
Literature                                                                                                                                                 3
Philosophy or fine arts                                                                                                                            3
Literature, philosophy or fine arts                                                                                                           3
Study Area II: Social Sciences                                                    
History                                                                                                                                                     3
Economics or ET 399 Engineering Economy                                                                                           3
Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences                                               
Anthropology, psychology, or sociology                                                                                                3
Study Area IV: Natural Sciences                                            
PHYS 125         University Physics I                                                                                                       4
PHYS 126         University Physics II                                                                                                       4
Skill Area I: Communication Skills                                                  
ENG 110*          Freshman Composition                                                                                                  3
ENGR 290         Engineering Technical Writing and Presentation                                                            3
Skill Area II: Mathematics                                                        
MATH 152*       Calculus I                                                                                                                        4
MATH 221        Calculus II                                                                                                                       4
Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency                                                                                         0-6
Skill Area IV: University Requirement                                                                                                  2-3
PE 144              Fitness/Wellness Ventures  
  or for transfer students ENGR 150: Introduction to Engineering  

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

Major Requirements (53 credits, 50 for tranfer students taking ENGR 150 as Skill Area IV)

ENGR 150 Introduction to Engineering  3
ENGR 251 Engineering Mechanics I - Statics 3
ENGR 252 Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics 3
ENGR 257 Mechanics of Materials 3
ME 258 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ME 354 Fluid Mechanics 3
CE 253 Intro to Engineering Surveying 3
CE 357 or Advanced Surveying or 3
CE 458 GPS Mapping for GIS 3
CE 357 Hydraulic Engineering 3
CE 397 Stuctured Analysis 3
CE 451 Soil Mechanics & Foundations /w Lab. 4
CE 454 Intro. to transportation Engineering 3
CE 470 Structural Steel Design 3
CE 471 Reinforced Concrete Structures 3
CE 475 Hydrology and Storm Drainage 3
CE 476 Environmental Engineering 3
CE 497 Prof. Practice & Sr. Project Research 4
CE498 Senior Design Project - Capstone** 2

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

Additional Requirements (34 or 35 credits)

CET 236  Circuit Analysis  3
CHEM 161  General Chemistry I  3
CHEM 162  General Chemistry I Laboratory  1
ETM 356 or Materials Analysis or 3
CM 356  Materials of Constuction 4
ENGR 240 Spreadsheet & Engr. Prob. Solving Tools 3
ETC 122 Intro. to CAD for AEC 1 3
MATH 226 Linear Algebra and Probability for Engineers 4
MATH 355 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications 4
BIO or BMS or Additional Science Elective w/ Lab. 4
ESCI  BIO 121 or BMS 102/103 or ESCI 121)  
  Directed Technical Elective 3
  Directed Technical Elective 3
  (Recommended: CE 472, CE 458, ENGR 490 or MATH 222)  
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