Civil Engineering, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


department website: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

department faculty: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Engineering

college website: https://engineering.illinois.edu/


Civil engineering is a profession that applies the basic principles of science in conjunction with mathematical and computational tools to solve problems associated with developing and sustaining civilized life on our planet. Civil engineering works are generally one-of-a-kind projects; they are often grand in scale; and they usually require cooperation among professionals of many different disciplines. The completion of a civil engineering project involves the solution of technical problems in which uncertainty of information and myriad non-technical factors often play a significant role. Some of the most common examples of civil engineering works include bridges, buildings, dams, airports, highways, tunnels, and water distribution systems. Civil engineers are concerned with flood control, landslides, air and water pollution, and the design of facilities to withstand earthquakes and other natural hazards, in addition to protecting our environment for a sustainable future.

The civil engineering program comprises seven areas (construction engineering and management, construction materials engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental hydrology and hydraulics, structural engineering, and transportation engineering) and three interdisciplinary programs (sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems; energy, water, and environmental sustainability; and societal risk management). Although each area has its own special body of knowledge and engineering tools, they all rely on the same fundamental core principles. Civil engineering projects often draw expertise from many of these areas and programs.

CEE’s Program Education Objectives are to educate CEE students to:

  1. Successfully enter the civil and environmental engineering profession as practicing engineers and consultants with prominent companies and organizations in diverse areas that include structural, transportation, geotechnical, materials, environmental, and hydrologic engineering; construction management; or other related or emerging fields.
  2. Pursue graduate education and research at major research universities in civil and environmental engineering, and related fields.
  3. Pursue professional licensure.
  4. Advance to leadership positions in the profession.
  5. Engage in continued learning through professional development.
  6. Participate in and contribute to professional societies and community services.

Program Review and Approval

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, each student's academic program plan must be reviewed by a standing committee of the faculty (the Program Review Committee) and approved by the Associate Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering in charge of undergraduate programs. This review and approval process ensures that individual programs satisfy the educational objectives and all of the requirements of the civil engineering program, that those programs do not abuse the substantial degree of flexibility that is present in the curriculum, and that the career interests of each student are cultivated and served.

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering


Overview of Curricular Requirements

The curriculum requires 128 hours for graduation and is organized as follows.

Orientation and Professional Development

These courses introduce the opportunities and resources your college, department, and curriculum can offer you as you work to achieve your career goals. They also provide the skills to work effectively and successfully in the engineering profession.

CEE 195About Civil Engineering1
CEE 495Professional Practice0
ENG 100Engineering Orientation 10
Total Hours1

Foundational Mathematics and Science

These courses stress the basic mathematical and scientific principles upon which the engineering discipline is based.

CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
CHEM 104General Chemistry II3
CHEM 105General Chemistry Lab II1
MATH 221Calculus I 14
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus III4
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
PHYS 213Univ Physics: Thermal Physics2
Total Hours34

Civil Engineering Technical Core

These courses stress fundamental concepts and basic laboratory techniques that comprise the common intellectual understanding of civil engineering.

CEE 201Systems Engrg & Economics3
CEE 202Engineering Risk & Uncertainty3
CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci3
SE 101Engineering Graphics & Design3
TAM 211Statics3
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics3
TAM 251Introductory Solid Mechanics3
TAM 335Introductory Fluid Mechanics4
Total Hours25

Science Elective

This elective allows the student to gain additional depth in science. The course should be selected according to the requirements and recommendations for the selected area of study, which is subject to approval by the faculty Program Review Committee.

Science elective, selected in accord with recommendations for the chosen primary field in civil engineering.3
ATMS 120Severe and Hazardous Weather3
CHBE 321Thermodynamics4
CHEM 222Quantitative Analysis Lecture2
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
GEOL 118Natural Disasters3
ME 200Thermodynamics3
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4

Civil Engineering Technical Electives

This course work is designed to give each student a broad background in the areas of civil engineering through the core courses and to allow each student to develop a focused program through advanced technical electives in chosen primary and secondary fields. There are seven areas of study which include:

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Construction Materials Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

In addition to the areas of study, three interdisciplinary programs can be chosen by students. They include:

  • Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems
  • Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability
  • Societal Risk Management

The fundamental principles of civil engineering design and the behavior of civil engineering systems are emphasized throughout the course work. The specific choices of courses in this category are made through the submission of the Plan of Study, which is subject to approval by the faculty Program Review Committee.

Civil engineering technical courses, selected as follows, to at least include: 34
Civil Engineering Core Courses
The courses that are required and recommended for the primary and secondary fields are listed below. Select at least 5 courses from the following list:15-16
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Primary Field Advanced Technical Electives. Select courses from approved lists for appropriate programs of study within the seven areas or three interdisciplinary programs of civil engineering. Design experience is distributed in 200-level, 300-level, and 400-level CEE courses including integrated design courses. See list below:
Construction Engineering and Management
Science Electives Required - NONE
Science Electives Recommended - See below:
ATMS 120Severe and Hazardous Weather3
ATMS 303Synoptic-Dynamic Wea Analysis4
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
FIN 221Corporate Finance3
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
GEOL 118Natural Disasters3
GEOL 333Earth Materials and the Env4
GEOL 380Environmental Geology4
ME 200Thermodynamics3
NPRE 201Energy Systems2 or 3
SE 400Engineering Law3 or 4
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4
UP 205Ecology & Environmental Sustainability3
Civil Engineering Core Courses:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended- None
Advanced Technical Courses - Required:
CEE 420Construction Productivity3 or 4
CEE 421Construction Planning3 or 4
CEE 422Construction Cost Analysis3 or 4
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
Advanced Technical Courses - Recommended:
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
CEE 424Sustainable Const Methods4
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 469Wood Structures3 or 4
CEE 480Foundation Engineering3
Construction Materials Engineering
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
GEOL 333Earth Materials and the Env4
ME 200Thermodynamics3
ME 430Failure of Engrg Materials3 or 4
MSE 401Thermodynamics of Materials3
MSE 402Kinetic Processes in Materials3
MSE 420Ceramic Materials & Properties3
MSE 450Polymer Science & Engineering3 or 4
TAM 427Mechanics of Polymers3
TAM 428Mechanics of Composites3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
CEE 405Asphalt Materials I3 or 4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
CEE 469Wood Structures3 or 4
CEE 483Soil Mechanics and Behavior4
MSE 406Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls3
MSE 440Mechanical Behavior of Metals3
MSE 445Corrosion of Metals3 or 4
Environmental Engineering
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
CHEM 222Quantitative Analysis Lecture2
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I3 or 4
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
MCB 300Microbiology3
ME 200Thermodynamics3
MSE 401Thermodynamics of Materials3
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required - At least one of:
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 440Fate Cleanup Environ Pollutant4
CEE 446Air Quality Engineering4
Advanced Technical Course Recommended:
CEE 430Ecological Quality Engineering2
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 438Science & Environmental Policy3
CEE 442Environmental Engineering Principles, Physical4
CEE 443Env Eng Principles, Chemical4
CEE 444Env Eng Principles, Biological4
CEE 445Air Quality Modeling4
CEE 447Atmospheric Chemistry4
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 457Groundwater3
Geotechnical Engineering
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
GEOL 333Earth Materials and the Env4
GEOL 380Environmental Geology4
GEOL 401Geomorphology4
GEOL 411Structural Geol and Tectonics4
GEOL 440Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
GEOL 470Introduction to Hydrogeology4
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 483Soil Mechanics and Behavior4
CEE 484Applied Soil Mechanics4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 457Groundwater3
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
CEE 463Reinforced Concrete II3 or 4
Structural Engineering
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
GEOL 118Natural Disasters3
ME 200Thermodynamics3
Civil Engineering Core Courses:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
CEE 465Design of Structural Systems3
CEE 470Structural Analysis4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended - None
Transportation Engineering
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
ECE 205Electrical and Electronic Circuits3
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
ME 200Thermodynamics3
ME 340Dynamics of Mechanical Systems3.5
MSE 401Thermodynamics of Materials3
SE 320Control Systems4
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses: You must select one course from each of the three Areas below and one course from the recommended list.
Area 1 - Facilities
CEE 405Asphalt Materials I3 or 4
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 407Airport Design3 or 4
Area 2 - Systems:
CEE 407Airport Design3 or 4
CEE 415Geometric Design of Roads4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 418Public Transportation Systems3 or 4
Area 3 - Railroad:
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 409Railroad Track Engineering3 or 4
CEE 410Railway Signaling & Control3 or 4
CEE 411RR Project Design & Constr3 or 4
CEE 412High-Speed Rail Engineering3 or 4
Recommended:
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
CEE 405Asphalt Materials I3 or 4
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 407Airport Design3 or 4
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 409Railroad Track Engineering3 or 4
CEE 410Railway Signaling & Control3 or 4
CEE 411RR Project Design & Constr3 or 4
CEE 412High-Speed Rail Engineering3 or 4
CEE 415Geometric Design of Roads4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning4
CEE 418Public Transportation Systems3 or 4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section HRP)1 to 4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section HRM)1 to 4
Water Resources Engineering and Science
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
ME 200Thermodynamics3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required (Choose one):
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 432Stream Ecology3 or 4
CEE 433Water Technology and Policy3 or 4
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 450Surface Hydrology3
CEE 451Environmental Fluid Mechanics3
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 457Groundwater3
CEE 458Water Resources Field Methods4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section EH)1 to 4
Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability
Science Electives Required:
ME 200Thermodynamics3-4
or CHBE 321 Thermodynamics
Science Electives Recommended - None
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 493Sustainable Design Eng Tech (Must also select 3 courses from recommended list below)4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
ABE 436Renewable Energy Systems3 or 4
ARCH 441Heat and Moisture in Buildings3
CEE 424Sustainable Const Methods4
CEE 433Water Technology and Policy3 or 4
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 446Air Quality Engineering4
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
CEE 450Surface Hydrology3
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 457Groundwater3
CEE 498Special Topics (Section EH)1 to 4
ENG 471Seminar Energy & Sustain Engrg1
ME 400Energy Conversion Systems3 or 4
NPRE 402Nuclear Power Engineering3 or 4
NPRE 475Wind Power Systems3 or 4
Societal Risk Management
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
FIN 230Introduction to Insurance3
GEOL 118Natural Disasters3
LAW 301Introduction to Law2 or 3
NRES 287Environment and Society3
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 491Decision and Risk Analysis (and select 3 from the recommended list below)3 or 4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning4
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 440Fate Cleanup Environ Pollutant4
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
CEE 465Design of Structural Systems3
CEE 472Structural Dynamics I3 or 4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section WE)1 to 4
IE 410Advanced Topics in Stochastic Processes & Applications3 or 4
NPRE 442Radioactive Waste Management3
SE 450Decision Analysis I3 or 4
STAT 425Applied Regression and Design3 or 4
STAT 429Time Series Analysis3 or 4
STAT 430Topics in Applied Statistics3 or 4
UP 438Disasters and Urban Planning4
Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Science Electives Required - None
Science Electives Recommended:
ATMS 120Severe and Hazardous Weather3
CS 357Numerical Methods I3
ENSU 300Environmental Sustainability3
ESE 140Climate and Global Change3
ESE 320Water Planet, Water Crisis3
ESE 482Challenges of Sustainability3
FIN 221Corporate Finance3
GEOG 103Earth's Physical Systems4
NPRE 201Energy Systems2 or 3
NRES 439Env and Sustainable Dev3
SE 320Control Systems4
STAT 420Methods of Applied Statistics3 or 4
UP 406Urban Ecology4
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 491Decision and Risk Analysis (And select 3 courses from the recommended list below)3 or 4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
ABE 436Renewable Energy Systems3 or 4
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 409Railroad Track Engineering3 or 4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning4
CEE 418Public Transportation Systems3 or 4
CEE 421Construction Planning3 or 4
CEE 424Sustainable Const Methods4
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 458Water Resources Field Methods4
CEE 465Design of Structural Systems3
CEE 493Sustainable Design Eng Tech4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section PS)1 to 4
MSE 489Matl Select for Sustainability3 or 4
UP 466Energy, Plng & Blt Environment4
UP 480Sustainable Design Principles2
General Civil Engineering
Science Electives Required - Choose one course from recommended list below:
Science Electives Recommended:
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
CHEM 222Quantitative Analysis Lecture2
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I3 or 4
ME 200Thermodynamics3
STAT 400Statistics and Probability I4
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required - Must take 7 courses from list below:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required - Option I: Pick no more than one course from each area below such that the sum of the core and advanced courses is at least 34 credit hours. Option II: Pick 2 courses from one area and no more than one course from each of the remaining areas to total 34 credit hours.
Construction:
CEE 420Construction Productivity3 or 4
CEE 421Construction Planning3 or 4
CEE 422Construction Cost Analysis3 or 4
Environmental:
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 440Fate Cleanup Environ Pollutant4
CEE 446Air Quality Engineering4
Geotechnical:
CEE 480Foundation Engineering3
CEE 483Soil Mechanics and Behavior4
Materials:
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
Structures:
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
Transportation:
CEE 405Asphalt Materials I3 or 4
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 407Airport Design3 or 4
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 409Railroad Track Engineering3 or 4
CEE 410Railway Signaling & Control3 or 4
CEE 411RR Project Design & Constr3 or 4
CEE 412High-Speed Rail Engineering3 or 4
CEE 415Geometric Design of Roads4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning4
CEE 418Public Transportation Systems3 or 4
Water Resources:
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
Secondary Field Advanced Technical Electives. Select courses from approved lists to complement the primary area and add breadth to the program of study. See list below:
Construction Engineering and Management
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 421Construction Planning3 or 4
CEE 420Construction Productivity3-4
or CEE 422 Construction Cost Analysis
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 424Sustainable Const Methods4
Construction Materials Engineering
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
Advanced Technical Courses Required - Pick 2 courses from the recommended list below:
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
CEE 405Asphalt Materials I3 or 4
MSE 406Thermal-Mech Behavior of Matls3
Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required - Choose 2 courses from the recommended list below:
CEE 430Ecological Quality Engineering2
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 438Science & Environmental Policy3
CEE 445Air Quality Modeling4
CEE 442Environmental Engineering Principles, Physical4
CEE 443Env Eng Principles, Chemical4
CEE 444Env Eng Principles, Biological4
CEE 446Air Quality Engineering4
CEE 447Atmospheric Chemistry4
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
Geotechnical Engineering
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 480Foundation Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 483Soil Mechanics and Behavior4
CEE 484Applied Soil Mechanics4
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 360Structural Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
Transportation Engineering
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required: Select 2 courses, each from a different Area
Area 1 - Facilities:
CEE 405Asphalt Materials I3 or 4
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 407Airport Design3 or 4
Area 2 - Systems:
CEE 407Airport Design3 or 4
CEE 415Geometric Design of Roads4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 418Public Transportation Systems3 or 4
Area 3 - Railroad:
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 409Railroad Track Engineering3 or 4
CEE 410Railway Signaling & Control3 or 4
CEE 411RR Project Design & Constr3 or 4
CEE 412High-Speed Rail Engineering3 or 4
Water Resources Engineering and Science
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required: 2 courses from the recommended list below:
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 432Stream Ecology3 or 4
CEE 433Water Technology and Policy3 or 4
CEE 450Surface Hydrology3
CEE 451Environmental Fluid Mechanics3
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 457Groundwater3
CEE 458Water Resources Field Methods4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section EH)1 to 4
Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 493Sustainable Design Eng Tech (and select one course from the recommended list below:)4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
ABE 436Renewable Energy Systems3 or 4
ARCH 441Heat and Moisture in Buildings3
CEE 424Sustainable Const Methods4
CEE 433Water Technology and Policy3 or 4
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 446Air Quality Engineering4
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
CEE 450Surface Hydrology3
CEE 452Hydraulic Analysis and Design3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 457Groundwater3
CEE 498Special Topics (Section EH)1 to 4
ENG 471Seminar Energy & Sustain Engrg1
ME 400Energy Conversion Systems3 or 4
NPRE 402Nuclear Power Engineering3 or 4
NPRE 475Wind Power Systems3 or 4
Societal Risk Management
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required - None
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 491Decision and Risk Analysis (and select one from the recommended list below:)3 or 4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning4
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 440Fate Cleanup Environ Pollutant4
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
CEE 460Steel Structures I3
CEE 461Reinforced Concrete I3
CEE 465Design of Structural Systems3
CEE 472Structural Dynamics I3 or 4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section EW)1 to 4
IE 410Advanced Topics in Stochastic Processes & Applications3 or 4
NPRE 442Radioactive Waste Management3
SE 450Decision Analysis I3 or 4
STAT 425Applied Regression and Design3 or 4
STAT 429Time Series Analysis3 or 4
STAT 430Topics in Applied Statistics3 or 4
UP 438Disasters and Urban Planning4
Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 300Behavior of Materials4
CEE 310Transportation Engineering3
CEE 320Construction Engineering3
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 380Geotechnical Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Required:
CEE 491Decision and Risk Analysis (And select one course from the recommended list below:)3 or 4
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
ABE 436Renewable Energy Systems3 or 4
CEE 401Concrete Materials4
CEE 406Pavement Design I3 or 4
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 409Railroad Track Engineering3 or 4
CEE 416Traffic Capacity Analysis3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning4
CEE 418Public Transportation Systems3 or 4
CEE 421Construction Planning3 or 4
CEE 424Sustainable Const Methods4
CEE 434Environmental Systems I3
CEE 453Urban Hydrology and Hydraulics4
CEE 458Water Resources Field Methods4
CEE 465Design of Structural Systems3
CEE 493Sustainable Design Eng Tech4
CEE 498Special Topics (Section PS)1 to 4
MSE 489Matl Select for Sustainability3 or 4
UP 466Energy, Plng & Blt Environment4
UP 480Sustainable Design Principles2
Global Context
Science Electives Recommended:
CPSC 116The Global Food Production Web3
ESE 140Climate and Global Change3
ESE 320Water Planet, Water Crisis3
ESE 482Challenges of Sustainability3
Civil Engienering Core Courses Recommended:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
or CEE 350 Water Resources Engineering
CEE 340Energy and Global Environment3
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended: Must take at least 3 credit hours in each of the 2 areas below:
Knowledge and Skills Needed to Effectively Address Global Issues:
ACE 451Agriculture in Intl Dev3 to 4
ATMS 421Earth Systems Modeling4
CEE 438Science & Environmental Policy3
CEE 445Air Quality Modeling4
CEE 447Atmospheric Chemistry4
CEE 450Surface Hydrology3
ECON 420International Economics2 to 4
Global CEE Design:
CEE 408Railroad Transportation Engrg3 or 4
CEE 417Urban Transportation Planning4
CEE 437Water Quality Engineering3
CEE 449Environmental Engineering Lab3
CEE 465Design of Structural Systems3
CEE Multidisciplinary
Science Electives Recommended: Any recommended science electives from existing CEE Primary and Secondary listed above
Civil Engineering Core Courses Recommended: Core courses relevant to the student's interests
Advanced Technical Courses: Students work with CEE Academic Advisors
Atmosphere Science (Primary Field: Environmental Engineering)
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
ATMS 302Atmospheric Dynamics I3
ATMS 410Radar Remote Sensing4
ATMS 411Satellite Remote Sensing4
ATMS 421Earth Systems Modeling4
CEE 445Air Quality Modeling4
CEE 447Atmospheric Chemistry4
Chemistry (Primary Field: Environemental Engineering)
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I3 or 4
CHEM 315Instrumental Chem Systems Lab2
CHEM 332Elementary Organic Chem II4
CHEM 420Instrumental Characterization2
CHEM 440Physical Chemistry Principles4
Chemical Engineering (Primary Field: Environmental Engineering)
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
CEE 350Water Resources Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CHBE 321Thermodynamics4
CHBE 421Momentum and Heat Transfer4
CHBE 422Mass Transfer Operations4
CHBE 424Chemical Reaction Engineering3
Microbiology (Primary Field: Environmental Engineering)
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
MCB 301Experimental Microbiology3
MCB 431Microbial Physiology3
MCB 450Introductory Biochemistry3
CEE 444Env Eng Principles, Biological4
Toxicology (Primary Field: Environmental Engineering)
Civil Engineering Core Courses Required:
CEE 330Environmental Engineering3
Advanced Technical Courses Recommended:
CHEM 332Elementary Organic Chem II4
ENVS 431Environ Toxicology & Health3
ENVS 480Basic Toxicology3
MCB 450Introductory Biochemistry3

Liberal Education

The liberal education courses develop students’ understanding of human culture and society, build skills of inquiry and critical thinking, and lay a foundation for civic engagement and lifelong learning.

ECON 102Microeconomic Principles (Recommended)3
or ECON 103 Macroeconomic Principles
Electives from the campus General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences list. 3
Electives from the campus General Education Humanities and the Arts list.6
Electives either from a list approved by the college, or from the campus General Education lists for Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities and the Arts.6
Total Hours18

Students must also complete the campus cultural studies requirement by completing (i) one western/comparative culture(s) course, (ii) one non-western culture(s) course, and (iii) one U.S. Minority Culture(s) course from the General Education cultural studies lists. Most students select liberal education courses that simultaneously satisfy these cultural studies requirements. Courses from the western,  non-western, and US minority lists that fall into free electives or other categories may also be used satisfy the cultural studies requirements.

Composition

These courses teach fundamentals of expository writing.

RHET 105Writing and Research4
BTW 261Principles Tech Comm (satisfies the Advanced Composition requirement)3
Total Hours7

Free Electives

These unrestricted electives, subject to certain exceptions as noted at the College of Engineering Advising Website, give the student the opportunity to explore any intellectual area of unique interest. This freedom plays a critical role in helping students to define research specialties or to complete minors.

Free electives. Additional unrestricted course work, subject to certain exceptions as noted at the College of Engineering advising Web site, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.6

Suggested Sequence

The schedule that follows is illustrative, showing the typical sequence in which courses would be taken by a student with no college course credit already earned and who intends to graduate in four years. Each individual's case may vary, but the position of required named courses is generally indicative of the order in which they should be taken.

First Year
First SemesterHours
CEE 1951About Civil Engineering1
CHEM 102General Chemistry I3
CHEM 103General Chemistry Lab I1
ENG 100Engineering Orientation0
SE 101 or RHET 1052Engineering Graphics Design3-4
MATH 2213Calculus I4
Liberal education elective43
 Semester Hours15-16
Second Semester
CHEM 104General Chemistry II3
CHEM 105General Chemistry Lab II1
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2
MATH 231Calculus II3
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
RHET 105 or SE 1012Writing and Research4-3
 Semester Hours17-16
Second Year
First Semester
CEE 201Systems Engrg Economics3
MATH 241Calculus III4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec Mag4
TAM 211Statics3
Free elective3
 Semester Hours17
Second Semester
CEE 202Engineering Risk Uncertainty3
CS 101Intro Computing: Engrg Sci3
PHYS 213Univ Physics: Thermal Physics2
TAM 212Introductory Dynamics3
TAM 251Introductory Solid Mechanics3
Liberal education elective43
 Semester Hours17
Third Year
First Semester
MATH 285Intro Differential Equations3
TAM 335Introductory Fluid Mechanics4
Civil engineering technical courses56
Science elective63
 Semester Hours16
Second Semester
BTW 261Principles Tech Comm3
Civil engineering technical courses510
Liberal education elective43
 Semester Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
CEE 495Professional Practice0
Civil engineering technical courses59
Liberal education electives46
 Semester Hours15
Second Semester
Civil engineering technical courses59
Liberal education elective43
Free elective3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Hours: 128