University General Course Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Sep 21, 2019  
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Civil Engineering, B.S. in C.E.


Description


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. 

http://www.unr.edu/assessment/plans-and-forms/engineering/civil-engineering-bs

Contact Information


Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.
105 Scrugham Engineering-Mines
(775) 784-6937

All Freshmen, Sophomores and Incoming transfer students: College of Engineering Advisement Center
108 Edmund J. Cain Hall Building
(775) 682-7721
coenadvising@unr.edu  

Juniors and Seniors: Assigned Faculty Advisor http://www.unr.edu/engineering/student-resources/advising

Transfer to Nevada


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements


Admission requirements and procedures are available at http://www.unr.edu/admissions#requirements. Only students who are eligible to enroll in MATH 181 (as demonstrated through placement tests) may enter specific major programs within the College of Engineering. Others may enter the undeclared engineering program. Undeclared engineering students must be admissible to a specific major program within four regular semesters (fall and spring).

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 126
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Units of Major Requirements at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 63

 

I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (4 units) - CO2


  • MATH 181 - Calculus I (4 units) CO2 *
  • NOTE: Engineering students are expected to place in MATH 181 or higher. Entering students who do not place in MATH 181 may be required to take additional credits before declaring their major.

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6 courses .

E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog. 

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (0 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


C. Global Context Course - CO11


D. Ethics Course - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


F. Application Course - CO14


III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (96-97 units)


A. Additional Mathematics and Sciences (21-22 units)


C. Restricted Electives (6 units)


D. Other Electives (9 units)


List available on CEE Department Website

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Electives (0 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan in each academic advisement session.

A. First Year


Fall Semester (17 units)


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (12 units)


Spring Semester (12 units)


Note(s):


*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 15 for the Design Elective plus technical electives including CEE 480  and/or CEE 481 .