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Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Program



ABET  ACCREDITATION 


The CCNY Civil Engineering (C.E.) Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program is accredited by    
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place Suite 1050 , Baltimore, MD 21202 - 4012
Telephone: (410) 347 7700

 

 

 

Mission

The mission of the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program at the City College of New York, inspired by a tradition of Access and Excellence, is to educate and prepare undergraduate students to become practicing engineers and engineering managers who are leaders in the civil 0engineering profession, and to provide students with the tools and encouragement to consider careers as researchers or educators. The Department will continue its tradition of educating students of diverse backgrounds, including traditionally underrepresented minorities and women.  The Department also commits itself to maintaining a diverse faculty of scholastic excellence and dedication to the highest quality education.  


Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives are the goals of the Civil Engineering Department that relate to the undergraduate educational mission. They are that an alumnus of the Civil Engineering Program shall be:

  • Successfully growing in their chosen career   
  • Working effectively as a member of a professional team or as its leader/manager    
  • Seeking lifelong learning through professional development or graduate education, and 
  • Successfully working toward a professional license as appropriate to their chosen career. 


Course Outcomes

In order to ensure that graduates of the Civil Engineering program achieve the program educational objectives listed above, the program aims to instill the following outcomes associated with courses taken during the years of study leading to the bachelor's degree:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,       
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,       
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, constructability, and sustainability,       
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams,       
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,        
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,       
  • 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, and        
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

 

Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year         Annual Enrollment in CE BE Program *       Annuaul CE BE Degrees Awarded **

2004-2005                                    415                                                                    28

2005-2006                                    411                                                                    16

2006-2007                                    391                                                                    15

2007-2008                                    418                                                                    34

2008-2009                                    399                                                                    21

2009-2010                                    438                                                                    44

2010-2011                                    479                                                                     24

2011-2012                                    466                                                                    28

2012-2013                                    438                                                                    32


* Academic Year: Fall semester and subsequent Spring Semester

* Annual Enrollment: Number of unique CE students enrolled in the Fall and/or Spring semester of an academic year

** Graduation dates are between September 1 and June 30 of academic year


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)