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College of Engineering

Civil Engineering

Plan of Study for Civil Engineering

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 132

Freshman Year, see First-Year Engineering Program

Communications. COM 11400 is a required course in the civil engineering curriculum and should be taken in the freshman year. A general education elective* should be taken in the freshman year.
Science Selective. CHM 11600 is the recommended course and should be taken in the freshman year.

Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(4) CE 20300 (Principles and Practices of Geomatics) (3) CE 23100 (Engineering Materials I)
(1) CE 29201 (Contemporary Issues in CE) (4) CE 27000 (Introductory Structural Mechanics)
(3) CE 29700 (Basic Mechanics I: Statics) (3) CE 29800 (Basic Mechanics II: Dynamics)
(2) CGT 16400 (Graphics for Civil Engineering and Construction) (3) MA 26500 (Linear Algebra)
(4) MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus) (3) General education elective*
(3) PHYS 24100 (Electricity and Optics)    
(17)   (16)  

Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) CE 33100 (Engineering Materials II) (3) CE 39800 (Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems Design)
(3) CE 34000 (Hydraulics) (3) Basic Science Requirement (from selected BIOL and EAS courses)
(1) CE 34300 (Elementary Hydraulics Laboratory) (3) STAT 51100 (Statistical Methods)
(3) MA 26600 (Ordinary Differential Equations) (3) General education elective*
(3) General education elective* (6) Electives†
(3) Elective†    
(16)   (18)  

Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) ME 20000 (Thermodynamics I) (3) CE 49800 (Civil Engineering Design Project)
(3) General education elective* (3) General education elective*
(12) Electives† (9) Electives†
(18)   (15)  

* Eighteen credit hours of general education electives are chosen in accordance with the general education requirements of the College of Engineering and the following departmental requirements:

  1. The program must contain at least 6 credit hours in the humanities.
  2. The program must contain at least 6 credit hours in social sciences It is strongly recommended that ECON 25100 be included in the program in social sciences.
  3. All general education courses must be taken for a grade.

† Thirty credit hours of electives are chosen in accordance with the following requirements:

  1. The elective course program shall be consistent with career objectives. For instance, one can elect to concentrate on a major in a specialized area with an integrated sequence of courses or can choose a general program in civil engineering by taking courses in several areas.
  2. At least 12 credit hours must be chosen from an approved list of introductory civil engineering courses to provide breadth of study.
  3. At least 9 credit hours must be chosen from an approved list of design-intensive civil engineering courses.
  4. At least 21 credit hours must be CE designated courses that must include two integrated sequences with a minimum of 6 credit hours in each.
  5. The remaining credit hours required must be selected in support of the career objectives of the student. See an advisor for current policies.