College of Engineering Career Development Center

Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering can be considered as the composite of structural, geotechnical, environmental and transportation engineering. Each student is taught to apply basic scientific principles to the planning, design and construction of public facilities. Students are expected to gain a broad understanding of technical fundamentals, to increase problem-solving skills and to develop professional attitudes and abilities. Through laboratory experiences, students are able to make measurements on and to interpret data obtained from physical phenomena. Opportunities for students to work on a variety of group projects, to prepare written reports and to make oral presentations are all used to develop communication skills and teamwork throughout the curriculum. Furthermore, the co-operative education experiences provide students with real-world work experiences that introduce them to the practice of civil engineering while placing their academic studies in a realistic context with social and fiscal constraints. Graduates are prepared for positions of increasing responsibility, and ultimately leadership, as practicing engineers in industry and government agencies. Students also develop an appreciation of the need for continued, life-long learning to keep pace with rapidly expanding body of knowledge available to them. BSCE program graduates have the preparation needed for continued study in graduate school or other forms of continued learning.

These goals are achieved through a balanced curriculum of mathematics and physical sciences, fundamentals of engineering, specific courses in environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation areas, as well as humanities, social sciences and multicultural studies. Individual specialization is achieved through the selection of elective courses. The course of study culminates in a comprehensive Senior Design Project.

Sample Cirriculum Flowchart

Last Updated: 6/30/19