Civil Engineering, B.S.C.E.

Program Educational Objectives:

The civil engineering program prepares graduates who will:

  1. Be successful as practicing professionals in diverse career paths or in graduate school.
  2. Distinguish themselves in breadth of perspective and the ability to solve complex problems.
  3. Be effective communicators and team members, with many assuming leadership roles.
  4. Be active in their profession and participate in continuing education opportunities to foster personal and organizational growth.
  5. Demonstrate a concern for justice, ethical behavior, and societal improvement through participation in professional and civic organizations.

Student Outcomes:

The Shiley School of Engineering prepares engineering majors with the following outcomes so that as graduates, they can attain the Program Educational Objectives listed above.

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic concerns.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members come together to provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Civil engineers design, construct, and operate the world's infrastructure - from highways and bridges to water systems and prominent skyscrapers.

The program begins with mathematics and science topics in the first year and engineering science courses in the sophomore year. Junior and senior year courses are devoted to analysis and design topics. CE electives and professional electives are available in various specialties for students to pursue their particular fields of interest. Throughout the four-year curriculum, emphasis is placed on teamwork and cooperation, good oral and written communication skills, and hands-on laboratory and project work to graduate well-rounded engineers from the program.

The civil engineering program leads to a bachelor of science in civil engineering (B.S.C.E.) degree accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degree Requirements

Common Engineering Requirements — 37 hours

CHM 207General Chemistry I

3

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

EGR 110Introduction to Engineering

2

EGR 111Engineering Computing with Applications

2

EGR 351Engineering Economics

3

EGR 361Analysis of Engineering Data

3

MTH 201Calculus I

4

MTH 202Calculus II

4

MTH 301Vector Calculus

4

MTH 321Ordinary Differential Equations

3

PHY 204General Physics I

3

PHY 274General Physics Lab I

1

PHY 205General Physics II

3

PHY 275General Physics Lab II

1

EGR 110: For transfer students into the Shiley School who have declared a major and have not had an Introduction to Engineering course, the dean may approve the substitution of an engineering or computer science elective depending on the student’s educational background.

Professional Electives - 9 hours

Professional electives: The professional electives may be a combination of courses (each 3-credits or more unless approved by the program chair) offered by the University at the 200-level or higher. Professional electives include the following: courses offered by the Shiley School, courses that comprise a University minor, and courses included in an approved cluster. Professional elective credit may not be awarded for AP and IB examinations, or ROTC credit. Must be taken for a grade A - F.

Civil Engineering Requirements — 55 hours

CE 200Civil Engineering Seminar

1

CE 201Civil Engineering Design Graphics

2

CE 223Surveying

2

CE 224Surveying Laboratory

1

CE 302Construction Materials

3

CE 315Transportation Engineering

3

CE 321Geotechnical Engineering

3

CE 351Structural Analysis I

3

CE 353Reinforced Concrete Design

3

CE 362Hydraulic Engineering

3

CE 367Environmental Engineering

3

CE 371Geotechnical Laboratory

1

CE 376Environmental Engineering Laboratory

1

CE 483Civil Engineering Capstone Project I

3

Or

EGR 483Multi-disciplinary Capstone Project I

3

CE 484Civil Engineering Capstone Project II

3

Or

EGR 484Multi-disciplinary Capstone Project II

3

EGR 211Engineering Mechanics-Statics

3

EGR 212Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics

3

Or

EGR 214Principles of Dynamics

2

EGR 311Mechanics of Fluids I

3

EGR 322Strength of Materials

3

CE Electives (6 semester hours)

6

CE Science Elective (3 semester hours)

3

CE Electives: CE 4xx, does not include CE 48x courses. Must be taken for a grade A - F.

CE Science Elective: Must be chosen from: BIO 107, BIO 203, BIO 205, BIO 206, ENV 110, ENV 111, ENV 162, ENV 182, ENV 361, ENV 365, ENV 383, ENV 385. Must be taken for a grade A - F.

Dual degrees within engineering: Students completing dual degrees within the Shiley School have two options for completing the XX 483/484 requirement: 1) The student takes EGR 483 and EGR 484 and the student’s contributions to the capstone project include both disciplines, or 2) The student takes both discipline-specific 483 and 484 courses.

Credit minima: 30 semester credit hours of math and science; 45 semester credit hours of engineering 

Total Credit Hours: 131