Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Course descriptions

Civil Engineering majors are required to complete the following:

The science elective may be satisfied by: BIOL 1107; CHEM 2241, 2443EEB 2208; ERTH 1050, 1051; GEOG 1300, 1302, or 2300E; MARN 1002; NRE 1000, 1235, 2215E3105, 3145. Other courses in areas complementary to Civil Engineering, such as biology, ecology, geology, or natural resources, may also be approved.

The professional requirements are satisfied by 21 credits of 2000-level or higher courses in engineering, science, mathematics, or statistics, including MENT 5335, OPIM 3801, or up to three credits of ART 3670. No more than one science course at the 2000-level may be used. Any number of engineering, mathematics or statistics courses at the 2000-level may be used. At least one course each from four of the following different technical areas must be selected:

No course that was used to meet another requirement for the Civil Engineering program may double count as a Professional Requirement. This includes university general education requirements and requirements for the School of Engineering or the Civil Engineering Program, for example, the science elective. Courses taken from the above list but not used to fulfill the four technical area requirements may be used to satisfy remaining professional requirements.

The Civil Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are to prepare our alumni/ae with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Actively contribute to the practice and profession of engineering, including management and administration, in the public, private or academic sectors in the technical areas of construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering;
  • Follow a path towards leadership in the profession that can include licensure as professional engineers who design and construct solutions to civil engineering problems in the natural and built environments; and
  • Practice life-long learning through post-graduate and professional education.

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.