University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Sep 22, 2020  

Civil Engineering, B.S. in C.E. (TMCC)

Students who start their career at Truckee Meadows Community College may complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Civil Engineering by following the course of study described below.  

TMCC Program to be comple​ted - Associate of Science, Engineering Emphasis

  • A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 126 units, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A minimum of 63 units must be taken at a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 units (300-level or above) in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
  • Students who graduate from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Business degree automatically fulfill lower-division general education requirements (CO1-8) at the University unless specific general education courses are required for completion of the student’s major program.
  • To find out how other courses transfer, visit the course equivalency guide.
  • See the Civil Engineering, B.S. in C.E. program description  for a four-year recommended schedule for completion of degree requirements.

NOTE: This transfer agreement has been created specifically for the programs listed above and only applies to students who complete the associate’s degree listed. If the associate’s degree is not earned, or a new program is selected, the transfer and articulation of listed courses, as well as fulfilled degree requirements, could be impacted.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Center
(775) 784-4700 option 2
Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor

College of Engineering Advisement Center 
Edmund J. Cain 108
(775) 682-7721

TMCC Academic Advisement 
(775) 673-7062
Red Mountain Building, Room 111

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and TMCC throughout their career.

Students may earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Business degree after transferring to the University via reverse transfer . Talk with an academic advisor at TMCC and/or UNR about this opportunity.

The Silver State Transfer Program may provide the least costly route to a bachelors degree, including personalized academic advising from both institutions, certainty on how your specific courses will transfer and the exchange of transcripts between institutions at no additional cost to you.

Recommended Schedule

For information about the Core Objectives (CO) 1-14, please visit the Core Curriculum  chapter in the catalog.

Associate’s First Semester (17 units)

  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units) OR
  • ENG 113 - Composition I for International Students (3 units)
  • MATH 181 - Calculus I (4 units) **
  • CHEM 121 - General Chemistry (4 units) **
  • ENGR 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design (3 units) *
  • Fine Arts/Diversity (3 units) Must choose one from the following:
    • ART 263 - Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art (3 units)
    • ART 270 - Women in Art (3 units)
    • DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation (3 units)
    • THTR 210 - Theatre: a Cultural Context (3 units)

Associate’s Second Semester (17 units)

  • ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units) OR
  • ENG 114 - Composition II for International Students (3 units)
  • MATH 182 - Calculus II (4 units) **
  • Humanities/U.S. and Nevada Constitution (3 units) CO5, CO8 Recommended: CH 203 - American Experiences and Constitutional Change (3 units)
  • PHYS 180 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (3 units) CO4 **
  • PHYS 180L - Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I (1 unit) CO4L **
  • Social Science (3 units) CO6

Associate’s Third Semester (17 units)

  • MATH 283 - Calculus III (4 units) **
  • PHYS 181 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (3 units) CO4 **
  • PHYS 181L- Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II (1 unit) CO4L **
  • Elective (3 units) Recommended: ME 241 - Statics (3 units) **
  • CEE 204 - Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems (3 units) ***
  • CADD 100 - Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (3 units)

Associate’s Fourth Semester (17-18 units)

  • CEE 120 - Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (3 units) ***
  • CEE 372 - Mechanics of Solids (3 units) ***
  • CEE 388 -  Engineering Economy (2 units) ***
  • CEE 390 - Environmental Engineering Systems: Principles and Design (3 units) ***
  • MATH 285 - Differential Equations (3 units) **
  • Science Elective (3-4 units) * : Must choose one from the following:
    • BIOL 100 - General Biology for Non-Majors (3 units)
    • BIOL 190 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3 units)
    • GEOL 101 - Geology: Exploring Planet Earth (4 units)

Bachelor’s Seventh Semester (16 units)

  • Design Elective (3 units)

Bachelor’s Eighth Semester (12 units)

  • Design Elective (3 units) OR
  • Technical Elective (3 units)


* Course fulfills specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
** Students must earn a “C” or higher.
*** Students must complete the course at UNR. Please see the Silver State Transfer Program or reverse transfer link listed above in the Contact Information section.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this transfer agreement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant or student and the University of Nevada, Reno. The university reserves the right to make changes in degree requirements, degree offerings, schedules, course offerings, and other university standards to meet circumstances which may arise after publishing this information online.