Civil Engineering (CIV)

Requirements for Acceptance to the Major in Civil Engineering

Freshman applicants who have specified their interest in Civil Engineering on their applications may be accepted directly into the major upon admission to the University.

Requirements for the major in Civil Engineering (CIV)

The major in Civil Engineering leads to the Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Completion of the major requires approximately 112 credits.

1. Mathematics
a. AMS 151, AMS 161 Applied Calculus I, II
b. AMS 261 Applied Calculus III or MAT 203 Calculus III with Applications
c. AMS 361 Applied Calculus IV: Differential Equations or MAT 303 Calculus IV with Applications
Note: The following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted for AMS 151, AMS 161 in major requirements or prerequisites: MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 or MAT 131, MAT 132 or MAT 141, MAT 142 or MAT 171.

2. Natural Sciences
a. PHY 131/PHY 133, PHY 132/PHY 134 Classical Physics I, II and Laboratories
b. CHE 131/CHE 133, CHE 132/CHE 134 General Chemistry I, II and Laboratories or CHE 141/143, CHE 142/144 Honors Chemistry I, II and Laboratories
Note: The following alternate physics course sequences may be substituted for PHY 131/PHY 133, PHY 132/PHY 134: PHY 125, PHY 126, PHY 127, PHY 133, PHY134 Classical Physics A, B, C and Laboratories or PHY 141, PHY 142 Classical Physics I, II: Honors

3. Laboratories
MEC 316 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
CIV 340 Civil Engineering Laboratory

4. Civil Engineering
CIV 210 Land Surveying
CIV 305 Transportation Systems Analysis I
CIV 310 Structural Engineering
CIV 320 Water Supply & Waste Management
CIV 330 Soil Mechanics
CIV 410 Principles of Foundation Engineering
CIV 420 Hydraulics

5 . Mechanical Engineering
MEC 101 Engineering Computing and Problem Solving I
MEC 102 Engineering Computing and Problem Solving II
MEC 202 Engineering Drawing and CAD I
MEC 203 Engineering Drawing and CAD II
MEC 214 Probability and Statistics for Mechanical Engineers
MEC 220 Practical Electronics Mechanical Engineers
MEC 260 Engineering Statics
MEC 262 Engineering Dynamics
MEC 280-H Pollution and Human Health
MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids
MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

6. Thermodynamics
CME 304 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

7. Material Science
ESG 332 Materials Science I: Structure and Properties of Materials

8. Engineering Design
CIV 312 Design of Civil Engineering Structures
CIV 440 Senior Design I
CIV 441 Senior Design II 

9. Writing and Oral Communication Requirement
CIV 300 Technical Communication

10. Engineering Economics
EST 392 Engineering and Manufacturing Economics or ECO 108 Introduction to Economics

11. Engineering Specializations

The area of specialization, composed of four electives, must be declared in writing by the end of the junior year. Two out of the four electives must be taken at the upper-division level. The area of specialization is selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.   

The four areas of specialization are transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and structural engineering. 

Areas of Specialization

Each area of specialization requires a minimum of four electives from these lists.

Transportation Engineering

  • CIV 306 Transportation Systems Analysis II
  • EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists
  • EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property
  • EST 391-H Technology Assessment
  • EST 393 Project Management
  • GEO 102-E Earth
  • GEO 318 Engineering Geology and Coastal Processes
  • MEC 442 Experimental Stress Analysis
  • MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

Geotechnical Engineering

  • EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists
  • EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property
  • EST 391-H Technology Assessment
  • EST 393 Project Management
  • GEO 102-E Earth
  • GEO 318 Engineering Geology and Coastal Processes
  • GEO 420 Environmental Analysis Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 440 Geological Applications of Remote Sensing
  • MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design
  • MEC 442 Experimental Stress Analysis
  • MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

Environmental Engineering

  • BIO 201-E Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
  • ESM 212 Introduction to Environmental Materials Engineering
  • EST 102-E Weather and Climate
  • EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists
  • EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property
  • EST 341 Waste Treatment Technologies
  • EST 391-H Technology Assessment
  • EST 393 Project Management
  • GEO 102-E Earth
  • GEO 315 Groundwater Hydrology or CIV 422 Hydrology
  • GEO 318 Engineering Geology & Coastal Processes
  • GEO 353 Marine Ecology
  • GEO 420 Environmental Analysis Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • MAR 104 Oceanography
  • MAR 304-E Waves, Tides, and Beaches
  • MAR 336 Marine Pollution
  • MEC 393 Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Structural Engineering

  • EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists
  • EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property
  • EST 391-H Technology Assessment
  • EST 393 Project Management
  • MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design
  • MEC 402 Mechanical Vibrations
  • MEC 442 Experimental Stress Analysis
  • MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

Grading

All courses taken to satisfy requirements 1 through 11 above must be taken for a letter grade. The grade point average for the courses MEC 260 , 262, 280, 316, 363, 364, CME 304, CIV 305, 310, 320, 330, 410, 420, 440, 441, and all specialization and technical electives must be at least 2.00. A minimum grade of "C" in PHY 131 or PHY 125 , MAT 125 or MAT 131 , MEC 260 , and MEC 262 is required for the BE degree. When a course is repeated, the higher grade will be used in calculating this average.