Plan of Study

Courses for CE students in the First Year Engineering Program

First Year
First Semester
 
Second Semester
(4) MA 16500 (Calculus I)1
 
(4) MA 16600 (Calculus II)1
(4) CHM 11500 (General Chemistry I)   (4) Science Selective3
(3) General Education Elective5   (4) PHYS 17200 (Modern Physics)
(2) ENGR 13100 (Ideas to Innovation I)   (2) CGT 16400 (Computer Graphics)4
(4) ENGL 10600 (English Composition)2   (2) ENGR 13200 (Ideas to Innovation II)
(17)   (16)

Students must fulfill the requirements of the First Year Engineering program as part of the process of fulfilling BSCE degree requirements. It is expected that students will have completed 33 credits in the First Year Engineering Program. Students who do not have the appropriate number of credits may need to take additional courses.

  1. MA 16100 and MA 16200 are common substitutions for MA 16500 and MA 16600.
  2. ENGL 10800 can be used to meet the ENGL requirement.
  3. Options for the Science Selective:
    • General Chemistry II options: CHM 11600, CHM 12400 or CHM 13600
    • Computer Programming: CS 15900
    • It is recommended that students intending to study civil engineering select CHM 11600. CS 15900 is accepted as the science selective course, but is not preferred. CHM 11600 may be required as a prerequisite for some elective courses.
  4. Graphics: CGT 16400 is a required course in the civil engineering curriculum and should be taken in the freshman year.
  5. COM 11400 is required for CE students. It is recommended that CE students take the course while they are in the First Year Engineering Program to fulfill the FYE general education elective requirement.

Advisement

Advising is a collaborative process whereby students and their faculty/staff advisor are partners in meeting their educational goals. A very important aspect of advising is developing a plan of study (POS).

In Civil Engineering the term "plan of study" (POS) references a detailed list of general education electives and technical electives that the student plans to use to meet graduation requirements. This document is kept on file and referenced by the Undergraduate Office when completing a student's degree audit for graduation. The POS is typically developed with the assistance of a faculty advisor. Students who elected not to have a faculty advisor may seek assistance from the Undergraduate office staff in the process of POS development.

The plan of study must:

  • List all general education electives the student plans to use to meet graduation requirements (see section 2.3)
  • List all technical electives the student plans to use to meet graduation requirements (see section 2.4)
  • Be signed by both the student and the faculty advisor - if one has been chosen
  • Be submitted to the Undergraduate Office for approval before the end of a student's 5th semester

The student is ultimately responsible for meeting degree requirements.

Plan of Study Template

The Lyles School of Civil Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE); all students receive the same degree regardless of their chosen area of emphasis in their plan of study. Students can explore the nine areas of study within civil engineering along with selecting the courses to design their own plan of study.

View the basic curriculum flowchart

Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 132

Sophomore Year
Third Semester
 
Fourth Semester
(4) CE 20300 (Principles and Practices of Geomatics)
 
(3) CE 23100 (Engineering Materials I)
(1) CE 29201 (Contemporary Issues in Civil Engineering)   (4) CE 27000 (Introductory Structural Mechanics)
(3) CE 29700 (Basic Mechanics I: Statics)    (3) CE 29800 (Basic Mechanics II: Dynamics)
(4) MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus)   (3) MA 26500 (Linear Algebra)
(3) PHYS 24100 (Electricity and Optics)   (3) General Education Elective1
(3) General Education Elective1    
(18) total credit hours   (16) total credit hours
Junior Year
Fifth Semester
 
Sixth Semester
(3) CE 33100 (Engineering Materials II)
 
(3) STAT 51100 (Statistical Methods)
(3) CE 34000 (Hydraulics)   (3) CE 39800 (Introduction to Civil Engineering System Design)
(1) CE 34300 (Elementary Hydraulics Laboratory)   (3) Basic Science Requirement1
(3) MA 26600 (Ordinary Differential Equations)   (3) General Education Elective1
(3) General Education Elective1   (6) Technical Electives2
(3) Technical Elective2    
(16) total credit hours   (18) total credit hours
Senior Year
Seventh Semester
 
Eighth Semester
(3) ME 20000 (Thermodynamics I)
 
(3) CE 49800 (Civil Engineering Design Project)
(3) General Education Elective1   (3) General Education Elective1
(12) Technical Electives2   (9) Technical Electives2
(18) total credit hours   (15) total credit hours
  1. Consult the respective policy documents under the Curriculum Resources heading for information regarding the Basic Science Requirement, General Ed. Elective requirements, and Technical Elective requirements.
  2. Technical electives must be chosen in consultation with an advisor from the Lyles School of Civil Engineering.