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Civil Engineering

Details about the Curriculum

CURRICULUM

Main features

  • Traditional program that balances theory and design
  • 134 credits required for graduation
  • 3 specialization options at the senior level: Structures, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, and Transportation
  • Every CE course requires a project and computer applications

Link to a summary of the CE BE curriculum requirements: Curriculum Matrix

Link to a description of the courses in the CE BE curriculum:  Course Descriptions   

Recent updates to the curriculum:

  • Effective Fall 2015: CE 316 will be offered once a year in the Fall semester.

The curriculum:

The curriculum contains courses on breadth (topics outside of engineering) and core CE courses taken by all CE students. In their junior year, CE students select a specialization and within that specialization, take additional core courses and elective courses.

Breadth (66 credits)

Liberal Arts (24 credits):

  • English - ENGL 11000 & 21007 (2 courses: 6 credits)
  • Electives (6 courses: 18 credits; selected in accordance with GSOE policies noted at the bottom of the curriculum matrix)

Science (35 credits):

  • Chemistry -CHEM 10300 & 10400 (2 courses: 8 credits)
  • Computer Science - CSC 10200 (1 course: 3 credits)
  • Math - MATH 20100, 20200, 20300, 39100, 39200 (5 courses: 16 credits)
  • Physics (2 courses: 8 credits)

Science Electives (3 credits): Choice of one course

  • Biological Foundations - BIO 10100 (4 credits)
  • Global Environmental hazards - EAS 32800 (3 credits)

Freshman Design (1 credit):

  • Engineering Design - ENGR 10100 (1 credit)

Engineering Science Electives (3 credits):Choice of one course

  • Electrical Circuits - ENGR 20400 (3 credits)
  • Thermodynamics - ENGR 23000 (3 credits)

CE Core (56 credits)

Civil Engineering Management (13 credits):

  • CE 20900 - Structural & Site Plans (3 credits)
  • CE 31600 - CE Decision and System Analysis (3 credits)
  • CE 40100 - Review of Engineering Fundamentals (aka FE prep course; 1 credit)
  • CE 40500 - CE Management (3 credits)
  • CE 50900 - Senior Design Project (3 credits)

Computational Methods (6 credits):

  • CE 26400 - CE data analysis (3 credits)
  • CE 33500 - Computational Methods (3 credits)

Engineering Mechanics (13 credits):

  • CE 23100 - Statics (3 credits)
  • CE 33200 - Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (aka Strength of materials; 4 credits)
  • CE 43500 - Dynamics of CE Systems (3 credits)
  • CE 35000 - Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

Structural Engineering (6 credits):

  • CE 34000 - Structural Analysis (3 credits)
  • CE 44100 - Reinforced Concrete (3 credits)

Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (9 credits):

  • CE 37200 - Environmental Impact Assessment (3 credits)
  • CE 36500 - Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (3 credits)
  • CE 47400 - Environmental Engineering (3 credits)

Transportation (6 credits):

  • CE 32600 - Transportation Planning (3 credits)
  • CE 32700 - Transportation Systems Engineering (3 credits)

Geotechnical Engineering (3 credits):

  • CE 34500 - Soil Mechanics (3 credits)

Specialization - Structures option (12 credits):

Core Courses (6 credits)

  • CE 44200 - Structural Design (aka Steel design; 3 credits)
  • CE 44000 - Finite Element Analysis of Structures (3 credits) 

Elective Courses (6 credits) – choose 2

  • CE 53000 - Advanced Strength of Materials (3 credits)
  • CE 55000 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 credits)
  • CE 59000 - Foundations (3 credits)
  • ME 46100 - Engineering Materials (3 credits)
  • CE 51000 - Independent Study (3 credits)

Specialization - Water Resources and Environmental Engineering option (12 credits):

Core Courses (6 credits)

  • CE 45100 - Environmental Water Resources (3 credits)
  • CE 47400 - Environmental Engineering II (3 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credits) – choose 2

  • CE 57100 - Water Quality Analysis (3 credits)
  • CE 51000 - Independent Study (3 credits)
  • Engr 30100 - Intro to Remote Sensing (3 credits)
  • Engr 59910 - Intro to GIS (3 credits)
  • Chem 26100 - Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

Specialization - Transportation option (12 credits):

Core Courses (6 credits)

  • CE 52000 - Traffic Engineering (3 credits)
  • CE 54000 - Highway Engineering (3 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credits) – choose 2

  • CE 50500 - Construction Project Management (3 credits)
  • CE 52500 - Geometric Design of Facilities (3 credits)
  • CE 52600 - Rail System Design (3 credits)
  • CE 54100 - Highway and Airport (3 credits)
  • CE 54500 - Urban Transportation (3 credits)
  • CE 59000 - Foundations (3 credits)
  • CE 51000 - Independent Study (3 credits)

Specialization - Common option (12 credits) – choose 4:

  • CE 44200 - Structural Design (aka Steel design; 3 credits)
  • CE 44000 - Finite Element Analysis of Structures (3 credits)  
  • CE 45100 - Environmental Water Resources (3 credits)
  • CE 47400 - Environmental Engineering II (3 credits)
  • CE 52000 - Traffic Engineering (3 credits)
  • CE 54000 - Highway Engineering (3 credits)