Curriculum - Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program

 

Freshman Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ESC000.1 Professional Development Seminar 0
Ma 110 Introduction to Linear Algebra 2
Ma 111 Calculus I 4
Ch 110 General Chemistry 3
EID 101 Engineering Design and Problem Solving 3
CS 102 Introduction to Computer Science 3
HSS 1 Literary Forms and Expressions 3
Total credits fall semester 18

 

Spring Semester: Credits
ESC000.2 Professional Development Seminar 0
Ma 113 Calculus II 4
Ph 112 Physics I: Mechanics 4
Ch 111 General Chemistry Laboratory 1.5
Ch 160 Physical Principles of Chemistry 3
HSS 2 Texts and Contexts: Old Worlds and New 3
Total credits spring semester 15.5

 

Sophomore Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
ESC000.3 Professional Development Seminar 0
Ma 223 Vector Calculus 2
Ma 224 Probability 2
Ph 213 Physics II: Electromagnetic Phenomena 4
Ph 291 Introductory Physics Laboratory 1.5
ESC 200 Engineering Mechanics 3
ESC 210 Materials Science 3
HSS 3 The Making of Modern Society 3
Total credits fall semester 18.5

 

Spring Semester: Credits
ESC000.4 Professional Development Seminar 0
ESC 220 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
Ma 240 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations 3
Ph 214 Physics III: Optics and Modern Physics 3
ESC 201 Solid Mechanics 3
CE 220 Fundamentals of Civil Engineering 3
HSS 4 The Modern Context: Figures and Topics 3
Total credits spring semester 18

 

Junior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
CE 321 Structural Engineering 4.5
CE 344 Environmental Systems Engineering 4.5
ESC 330 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ESC 140 Fluid Mechanics and Flow Systems 3
Humanities/Social Sciences Elective 3
Total credits fall semester 18

 

Spring Semester: Credits
CE 322 Structural Engineering II 3
CE 331 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 4.5
CE 343 Water Resources Engineering 4.5
CE 341 Design of Steel Structures 3
Humanities/Social Sciences Elective 3
Total credits spring semester 18

 

Senior Year Credits

Fall Semester: Credits
CE 342 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3
CE 351 Urban Transportation Planning 3
CE 363 Civil Engineering Design I 3
Engineering or Science Electives 6
Total credits fall semester 15

 

Spring Semester: Credits
CE 361 Civil Engineering Experimental Projects 2
CE 364 Civil Engineering Design II 3
Engineering or Science Electives 9
Total credits spring semester 14
Total credits required for degree 135

 

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