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Bachelor of Science + Master of Civil Engineering (B.S. + M. Eng.)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Undergraduate)

 

Students specializing in Civil Engineering will complete the program outlined below: two semesters in the General Engineering Studies Division and a further period of study in the Professional School of Engineering - nine semesters in the Basic Studies Division (for the Bachelor of Science degree) and the graduate/professional year in the Higher Studies Division (for the Master of Engineering degree). This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. Subject matter in this program is highly computer-oriented and follows a computer-aided engineering approach. On entering the Professional School, the student may choose an area of concentration by selecting, in consultation with the faculty advisor, appropriate Civil and Environmental Engineering elective courses.

Appropriate design experiences are presented to students throughout the civil engineering curriculum, starting with CEE 260 (surveying) at the sophomore level, where basic group dynamics and open-ended project development concepts are introduced. Design experiences continue through CEE 680 (capstone design). At the junior level (e.g., CEE 370), students are taught many of the fundamentals required to perform more extensive open-ended design projects in civil engineering. At the senior and MEng levels, there are major, open-ended design projects required in geotechnical and structural engineering (e.g., CEE 452 and CEE 652), transportation engineering (e.g., CEE 560 and CEE 665), and water resources engineering (e.g., CEE 570 and CEE 670). Throughout the duration of their academic careers, most students take a great number of these and similar courses; specific course selection depends on the student’s chosen area of specialization and guidance from his or her faculty advisor.

Students are also exposed to various levels of design experience in their three required co-ops. By the end of the fifth year (i.e., the culmination of the MEng program), students have had the opportunity to thoroughly and extensively exercise the design principles learned earlier in the curriculum and co-op experience through participation in the capstone design course (CEE 680).

 

General Engineering Studies Division


Engineering Core Courses

Type                                                                                   

Hours

CHEM 2011 2

3

ENGR 1002,  1011 2 , 1022 , 1502

12

ENGL 1011 2 , 1021 2 3

6

PHYS 2981 2

4

Minimum Total

2

Department Specific Courses

Type

Hours

CECS 121 2                                                                        

1

CHEM 207

1

PHYS 2951 2 , 2992

5

GES Total

31

Basic Studies Division

Type

Hours

Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Elective1

12

CEE 205, 254, 255, 260, 261, 288, 289, 309, 320, 3701, 371, , 389, 4011, 402, 420, 421, 422, 450, 451, 452, 460, 470, 471, 489, 5301

57

COMM 1111 or 1121

3

ENGR 201, 205, 307, 330

10

ECE 252

3

GEOS 301

3

HIST XXX1

3

IE 3601, 570

6

ME 206, 251

6

Minimum Total

135

The curriculum in this degree program is structured to require that students develop skills and competency in Computer and Information Literacy, as one of the modern engineering tools necessary for professional practice.

1 General Education Content Area requirement for this program; the University-wide General Education requirements are detailed elsewhere in this publication.

2 Acceptance into the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in a prescribed set of courses totaling 30 semester hours taken during the first year. The prescribed courses are footnoted in the listing above. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university. The only possible substitution to the list of courses totaling 30 hours above is noted in footnote 3.

3 Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 are recommended to take ENGL 303 -Technical Writing.

 

 

 

Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Graduate)

 

Higher Studies Division

Type

Hours

CEE 680, 6971 2

9

In addition, at least 21 semester hours of course work must be completed in one of the following specialty areas:3 Facilities Engineering (includes courses in geotechnical/structural) CEE 520, 522, 552, 604, 620, 621, 625, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654

21

Public Works Engineering (includes courses in geotechnical/ transportation/water resources) CEE 552, 560, 570, 571, 572, 604, 650, 651, 652, 653, 654, 660, 662, 665, 670, 673, 674

21

At the discretion of the student’s advisor, the following Environmental courses may be selected to fulfill program elective requirements for either Facilities Engineering or Public Works Engineering. CEE 509, 534, 535, 561, 573, 675, 694

 

Minimum Total

304

1 A regularly enrolled full-time student is required to select an approved M.Eng. thesis topic and the members of the thesis committee during the first term of the graduate/professional year.

2 A non-thesis alternative curriculum is available: six hours of approved graduate work may be substituted for six hours of thesis.

3 Both specialty areas meet the engineering topics criteria of the EAC/ABET.

4 The five-year total for the M.Eng. degree is 165 semester hours.

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