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College of Engineering

Civil Engineering

Minimum Degree Requirements for Civil Engineering

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 132

CoursesCredit Hours
Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Calculus: MA 16500, 16600, 26100, 26500, 26600 18
Statistics: STAT 51100 3
Chemistry: CHM 11500 4
Physics: PHYS 17200, 24100 7
Science Selective: CHM 11600 or CS 15900 3
Engineering Design
ENGR 13100, 13200, CGT 16400 6
First-Year (or other) Electives 0-2
Communication and General Education
English Composition: ENGL 10600 or 10800 3-4
Speech: COM 11400 3
Basic Science Requirement 3
Humanities and Social Sciences: Selected BIOL and EAS courses 18
Courses must be chosen in accordance with the School of Civil Engineering's general education policies and with the help of a faculty advisor.
Core Engineering Courses
Geomatics: CE 20300 4
Basic Mechanics/Materials: CE 23100, 27000, 29700, 29800, 33100, 34000, 34300 20
Contemporary Issues in CE: CE 29201 1
Thermodynamics: ME 20000 3
Systems Design: CE 39800 3
Final Design Project: CE 49800.
This course must be taken during the student's final semester.
3
Technical Electives 30
Courses are selected in accordance with the School of Civil Engineering's Technical Elective policy using the help of a faculty advisor to accommodate the student's professional goals and to provide the student with sufficient design background. At least 21 of these credits must be CE-designated courses.