BS in Civil Engineering
The bachelor of science in civil engineering has a broad-based curriculum that provides exposure to technical issues and design in a number of civil engineering subdisciplines including: structural, environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic and construction management.
Civil engineering projects are often multidisciplinary in nature and can involve large public works. Specifically, civil engineers design, build and maintain a variety of projects including: roads, buildings, tunnels, retaining walls, dams, bridges, airports, water supplies and sewerage systems.
Educational Objectives + Student Outcomes
Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program shall become successful professionals recognized for their:
- Resourcefulness and ability to apply new knowledge, tools, and technology to changing problems and circumstances in the natural and built environment;
- Ability to communicate complex ideas and problems to a wide audience;
- Ethical behavior and capacity for finding engineering solutions that consider both the technical and social consequences of their work;
- Leadership, mentorship, and contributions to their profession and community;
- Pursuit of intellectual, personal, and professional development.
Upon completion of the Civil Engineering Program students will have acquired:
- An ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze data.
- An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, ethical.
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problem.
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
- A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Enrollment + Graduation Data
- 2014-15: 26
- 2013-14: 13
- 2012-13: 3
Number of Civil Engineering Program Graduates:
First Graduating class scheduled for 2015-16 academic year.
Curriculum + Requirements
The bachelor of science in civil engineering requires 132 credits as outlined below.
University Curriculum (46 credits)
|QU 101||The Individual in the Community||3|
|QU 201||Seminar on National Community||3|
|QU 301||Seminar on Global Community||3|
|EN 101||Elements of Composition I||3|
|EN 102||Elements of Composition II||3|
|MA 141||Calculus of a Single Variable I||3|
|BIO 101/101L||General Biology I with lab||4|
|CHE 110||General Chemistry I||3|
|EC 111||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|University Curriculum Electives|
|MA 142||Calculus of a Single Variable II||3|
|MA 229||Linear Algebra||3|
Foundational Courses for Civil Engineering (22 credits)
|MA 241||Calculus of Several Variables||3|
|MA 242||Integral Calculus and Differential Equations||3|
|MA 365||Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|PHY 121||Physics I||4|
|PHY 122||Physics II||4|
|CSC 110||Programming and Problem Solving||4|
|CHE 110L||General Chemistry Lab I||1|
Common Engineering Curriculum (7 credits)
|ENR 110||The World of an Engineer||3|
|ENR 210||Engineering Economics and Project Management||3|
|ENR 395||Professional Development Seminar||1|
Civil Engineering Courses (57 credits)
|MER 210/210L||Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics and Design with lab||4|
|MER 220/220L||Mechanics of Materials with lab||4|
|MER 310||Thermo Fluid Systems I||3|
|CER 210||Introduction to CE Infrastructure||3|
|CER 220||Civil Engineering Site Design||3|
|CER 310||Structural Analysis||3|
|CER 320/320L||Design of Concrete Structures with lab||4|
|CER 340/340L||Soil Mechanics and Foundations Engineering with lab||4|
|CER 350/350L||Hydrology and Hydraulic Design with lab||4|
|CER 360||Construction Management||3|
|CER 420||Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering||3|
|CER 445||Advanced Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering||3|
|CER 455||Advanced Environmental Engineering||3|
|CER 490||Engineering Professional Experience||1|
|CER 498||Design of CE Systems||3|
|Civil Engineering Electives (3 courses)||9|