This is the most comprehensive BS program offered by the Department, proving a well-rounded education and the maximum amount of flexibility in terms of career choices.
The general civil engineering program includes the following technical areas:
- Basic civil engineering principles
- Structural Engineering and structural mechanics
- Geology and geotechnical engineering
- Water resources engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Transportation engineering
- Computer methods in engineering
- Structural systems design
- Risk analysis in civil engineering
- Engineering economics or law for engineers
Freshman and Sophomore years:
- Engineering graphics.
Junior and senior years:
Required courses and electives in the six major areas of civil engineering
- Structural engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Water resources
CHEM 105aL: General Chemistry or CHEM 115aL: Advanced General Chemistry
MATH 125: Calculus I
MATH 126: Calculus II
MATH 226: Calculus III
MATH 245: Mathematics of Physics and Engineering I
PHYS 151L: Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 152L: Fundamentals of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
GEOL 305Lx: Introduction to Engineering Geology or BISC 220L: General Biology: Cell Biology and Physiology
In addition to the core courses, students are required to select one of the following tracks: General, Construction or Water Resources.
Choose one of the following:
CE 480 as the capstone course and CE 482 as a required design kernel course, or CE 465 as the capstone course and CE 466 or CE 476 as a required design kernel course.
Select CE 480 as the capstone course and CE 482 as a required design kernel course
Replace CE 453 with CE 412.
CE 460 is a required elective.
The other CE elective must be chosen from the following: CE 461, CE 462, CE 469 and CE 470.
Water Resources Track
Select CE 465 as the capstone course. Select one of the following as a required design kernel course: CE 466 or CE 476. The CE electives must be selected from the following: CE 466, CE 476, CE 477 and CE 490.
ENGR 102: Engineering Freshman Academy
CE 106: Design and Planning of Civil Engineering Systems or CE 110: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
CE 107: Introduction to Civil Engineering Graphics
CE 108: Introduction to Computer Methods in Civil Engineering
CE 205: Statics
CE 207L: Introduction to Design of Structural Systems
CE 225: Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
CE 309: Fluid Mechanics
CE 325: Dynamics
CE 334L: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
CE 358: Theory of Structures I
CE 402: Computer Methods in Engineering
CE 408: Risk Analysis in Civil Engineering
CE 451: Water Resources Engineering
CE 453: Water Quality Control
CE 456: Design of Steel Structures
CE 467L: Geotechnical Engineering
CE 471: Principles of Transportation Engineering
CE 473: Engineering Law, Finance, and Ethics
CE 480: Structural System Design or CE 465: Water Supply and Sewage System Design
Courses from Other Engineering Departments
EE 202L: Linear Circuits or EE 326L: Essentials of Electrical Engineering
Civil Engineering Design Kernel Course (6 units): select from the following: CE 457, CE 465, CE 466, CE 476, CE 478, CE 482, CE 484 and CE 485.