Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

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The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers accredited programs leading to BS degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The program provides a strong background in the fundamentals of mathematics, science, engineering, humanities, social sciences and civil engineering. Students are exposed to theory and practice, as well as hands-on laboratory work. The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering is to:

  • Provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in civil, architectural, and environmental engineering to prepare graduates for professional careers and a lifetime of learning;
  • Conduct high-quality research to advance the body of knowledge and improve the quality of human life; and
  • Serve the engineering profession and society through active involvement in professional organizations and contribution of professional expertise.

Goals

The educational objectives of the Civil Engineering Program are to have graduates who within the first several years following graduation are either

  1. Working as a professional in an area closely related to civil engineering, or
  2. Pursuing a graduate or professional degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

  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 factors.
  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 together 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.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSCE program are required to complete 127 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year
Fall Credit Hours
CAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
  Credit Hours 14
Spring
CAE 115 Introduction to Engineering II (Surveying) 1
GEG 198 Geographic Information System for Engineers 1
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
  Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
Fall
CAE 211 Mechanics of Solids II 3
CAE 212 Structural Laboratory 1
IEN 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
HA Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 17
Spring
CAE 310 Structural Analysis 1 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
Basic Science Elective 2 3
HA Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
Fall
CAE 320 Concrete Structures 1 3
CAE 330 Fluid Mechanics 3
CAE 340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 1 3
CAE 350 Transportation Engineering I 1 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics I 3
PS Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 18
Spring
CAE 321 Steel Structures 1 3
CAE 370 Geotechnical Engineering I 1 3
CAE 371 Geotechnical Laboratory 1 1
CAE 430 Water-Resources Engineering I 1 3
CAE 440 Water Quality Control Systems 1 3
CAE 450 Transportation Engineering II 1 3
  Credit Hours 16
Senior Year
Fall
CAE 403 Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design 1 3
CAE 470 Foundations and Earth Retaining Systems 1 3
CAE 530 Water Resources Engineering II 1 3
HA Cognate 2 3
PS Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 15
Spring
CAE 402 Professional Engineering Practice 3
CAE 404 Senior Design Project II - Construction Documents 1 3
CEN Tech Elective Course 3
CEN Structural Design Elective 3 3
PS Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 15
  Total Credit Hours 127

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