Civil engineers apply scientific and engineering principles to improve the built environment and to provide sustainable infrastructure systems. Civil engineers analyze and design structural components of buildings and bridges; improve seismic safety; investigate soil-structure interactions; design pavements and test new asphalt and concrete mixtures; implement strategies for improving traffic flow within a transportation network; and develop treatment strategies for water, wastewater, and environmental contaminants. Civil engineers use computer design and simulation to envision new systems and to retrofit existing ones.
This major includes requirements to monitor progress toward graduation in four years. Students must complete these progression requirements by the semester indicated to ensure that they are making minimal progress in their degree program. Students should meet with their academic advisor at least once per semester to monitor their academic progress.
Students must complete the first year progression requirement before enrolling in upper-division engineering coursework. Students may attempt critical courses up to three times. Withdrawals count as attempts. Students who exceed the repeat limit are not making good academic progress and will be placed on program probation.
A. English (3-8 units)
Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102 are not required to complete ENG 101.
B. Mathematics (4 units)
Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
C. Natural Sciences (8 units)
D. Social Sciences (3 units)
Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
E. Fine Arts (3 units)
Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. Must not be a skills course.
F. Core Humanities (9 units)
Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
G. Capstone Courses (6 units)
H. Diversity (0-3 units)
Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog.
NOTE: Students must take a three-credit course that satisfies the “Diversity” requirement. This can be a course that also satisfies either the “Fine Arts” or “Social Science” requirements.
*In addition to the general university requirements of at least a “C” (2.0) average for graduation, engineering students must earn at least a “C” in those courses designated with an asterisk (*) and must also maintain at least a “C” average in the Core Curriculum Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and the major requirements courses.
**Total number of credits is 18 for the Emphasis Capstone plus technical electives including CEE 480 and/or CEE 481.
Students enrolled in civil and environmental engineering internship programs are required to take a one-credit seminar course ( CEE 225, CEE 325 , CEE 425 ) at the appropriate level each summer they are enrolled in the program. These credits are in addition to the total required for other engineering students.
Class attendance is mandatory in all civil and environmental engineering courses. Civil engineering students who need to repeat courses to meet the minimum grade-point average requirement set by the university or the college are allowed to repeat only those courses in which they received a grade lower than a “C” (2.0).
It is the policy of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to not accept transfer courses from outside the NSHE system with grades lower than a “C”.