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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, BSCE


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About the Program

Civil engineers design and construct the world’s infrastructure: buildings and bridges; tunnels, dams, and levees; harbors and canals; water-supply and waste-disposal systems; airports, highways, and railroads; pipelines and power lines.

As a Civil Engineering undergraduate student you have many opportunities to plan your curriculum and even more opportunities to build your future in civil engineering!

You can explore the nine areas of study within civil engineering along with selecting the courses to design your own plan of study. You and your advisor can discuss your career goals to tailor a program to meet your goals. See our curriculum flow charts for a glimpse of the courses you can choose within these areas of civil engineering.

Instructional laboratories in structural behavior, hydraulics, surveying, and civil engineering materials are offered in the sophomore and junior years. Further study includes 30 credits of technical electives allowing students to tailor their studies to their sub-discipline of choice. Subdisciplines include architectural, construction, environmental, geomatics, geotechnical, hydraulics, materials, structures, and transportation.

Senior design projects consist of real-world applications in theoretical role play. Recent projects have included designing possible layouts for the proposed US-231 bypass that will run around the perimeter of campus to connect its north and south ends. Another project explored adding box seats to our basketball arena by raising the roof to make room. Students participate in these projects from site exploration, to budget management, to mock designs.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Civil Engineering  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Code-BSCE
132 Credits for Graduation

CE Technical Electives (30 credits)


https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/Academics/Undergraduate/Current/Technical-Elective-Policy-6-28-12.pdf

  • Technical Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective VI - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective VII - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective VIII - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective IX - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective X - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental / Program Course Requirements (27-30 credits)


General Education Electives (15 credits)


(plus 1 cr from CE 29202  and 2 cr CE 39201 )

https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/Academics/Undergraduate/Current/General-Education-Electives_3-8-13.pdf

  • General Education Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Foundational Core Requirements


17 Credits


16 Credits


18 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


17 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • ME 20000 - Thermodynamics I
  • Technical Elective IV (Breadth) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective V (Design) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective VI - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective VII - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • CE 49800 - Civil Engineering Design Project
  • Technical Elective VIII (Breadth) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective IX (Design) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective X - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


132 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree.

Students must have a graduation index of 2.0 and a CE index (CE courses only) of 2.0.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

MyPurduePlan is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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