Civil Engineering, B.S.

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

A minor is not required with this major.

Guided by the Mission of the University, the Civil Engineering program is committed to preparing students who will be thoughtful, responsible, and successful citizens. Within three to five years of graduation, the program expects that Civil Engineering graduates will have:

  1. Become competent and engaged engineering professionals, applying their technical and managerial skills in the planning, design, construction, operation or maintenance of the build environment and global infrastructure, and utilizing their skills to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of civil engineering projects.
  2. Initiated an active program of life-long learning, including studies leading to professional licensure or an advanced degree in engineering, that provides for continued development of their technical abilities and management skills, and attainment of professional expertise.
  3. Developed their communication skills in oral, written, visual and graphic modes when working as team members or leaders, so they can actively participate in their communities and their profession.
  4. Established an understanding of professionalism, ethics, quality performance, public policy, safety, and sustainability that allows them to be professional leaders and contributors to society when solving engineering problems and producing civil engineering solutions.

In addition to CCSU admissions standards, admission to the undergraduate Civil Engineering (CE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) programs requires:

  •     Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, MATH 152 (Calculus I) and
  •     Completion of, or eligibility to enroll in, WRT 105 (Enhanced Introduction to College Writing) or WRT 110 (Introduction to College Writing).

 

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is a program of study requiring 127-136 credits of undergraduate work, including a two-term senior project capstone requirement completed with oral and written reports. Registration to take the NCEES FE exam is required for completion of the senior project capstone course.

Required coursework can also be grouped into three categories: General Education, Major Requirements, and Additional Requirements.

For all majors a minimum grade of C- is required in all courses in the major, all additional course requirements as well as courses in Study Area IV, Skill Area I, and Skill Area II

 

General Education Requirements (42-49 Credits)

Study Area I: Arts and Humanities

Literature (3)

3

Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)

3

Literature, Philosophy or Fine Arts (3)

3

Study Area II: Social Sciences

History (3)

3

Economics

3

or

ET 399Engineering Economy

3

Study Area III: Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology

3

Study Area IV: Natural Sciences

PHYS 125University Physics I

4

PHYS 126University Physics II

4

Skill Area I: Communication Skills

WRT 110Introduction to College Writing

3

ENGR 290Engineering Technical Writing and Presentation

3

WRT 110: A placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or Mathematics courses.

Skill Area II: Mathematics

MATH 152Calculus I

4

MATH 221Calculus II

4

MATH 152: A placement exam may be required before enrolling in English or Mathematics courses.

Skill Area III: Foreign Language Proficiency

Skill Area IV: University Requirement

PE 144College Wellness

2

or for transfer students

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering

3

International Requirement

Major Requirements (55 credits, 52 for transfer students taking ENGR 150 as Skill Area IV)

ENGR 150Introduction to Engineering

3

ENGR 251Engineering Mechanics I - Statics

3

ENGR 252Engineering Mechanics II - Dynamics

3

ENGR 357Mechanics of Materials

3

ME 354Fluid Mechanics

3

CE 253Introduction to Engineering Surveying

3

CE 301CE Fundamental Computations

1

CE 458Introduction to GPS for Engineering

3

or

CE 357Advanced Surveying

3

CE 375Hydraulic Engineering

3

CE 397Structural Analysis I

3

CE 407Structural Analysis II

3

CE 451Soil Mechanics

3

CE 452Foundation Engineering

2

CE 454Introduction to Transportation Engineering

3

CE 470Structural Steel Design

3

CE 471Reinforced ConcreteDesign

3

CE 475Hydrology & Storm Drainage

3

CE 497CE Professional Practice and Senior Project Research

2

CE 498Civil Engineering Senior Design Project (Capstone)

2

CE 476Environmental Engineering

3

CE 498: Completion of CE 498 requires that students register to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

Additional Requirements

33 or 34 credits

CHEM 161General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162General Chemistry Laboratory

1

ENGR 240Computational Methods for Engineering

3

CE 222CAD Applications in Civil Engineering

2

or

ETC 122Introduction to CAD for AEC I

3

MATH 226Linear Algebra and Probability for Engineers

4

MATH 355Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications

4

CE 356Civil Engineering Materials

3

CE Directed Technical Electives - 9 credits

Four credits from the following:

BIO or BMS or GSCI Additional Science Elective w/ Lab.

BIO 121General Biology I

4

or

BMS 102Introduction to Biomolecular Science

3

and

BMS 103Introduction to Biomolecular Science Laboratory

1

or

GSCI 121The Dynamic Earth

3

and

GSCI 125The Dynamic Earth Laboratory

1

Additional Requirements CE Directed Technical Electives (9 credits) include:

CE 472Timber Structures

3

CE 458Introduction to GPS for Engineering

3

CE 402Inquiry and Research in Civil Engineering

1

ET 495Topics in Engineering Technology

3

ENGR 490Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)

3

ETM 467Applied Finite Element Analysis

3

MATH 222Calculus III

4

CE 477Environmental Engineering Treatment Processes

3

CE 490NCEES Fundamental Civil Engineering Subjects

2

CE 491NCEES Advanced Civil Engineering Subjects

1

CE 495Topics in Civil Engineering

3

Six of the nine credits used as CE Directed Technical Electives must have the CE, ENGR, ME, ET, or ETM designators.

Total Credit Hours: 130