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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, BSCE


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. 

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 speciality area of choice. Speciality areas include architectural, construction, environmental, geomatics, geotechnical, hydraulics, materials, structures, transportation, and infrastructure systems engineering.

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. Another project explored a reuse design for the Tippecanoe County Superfund Site Sanitary Landfill.  Students participate in these projects from site exploration, to budget management, to mock designs.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Civil Engineering  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Code-BSCE
132 Credits for Graduation
Students must have a graduation index of 2.0 and a CE index of 2.0

Civil Engineering Major Courses


CE Technical Electives (30 credits)


https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/Academics/Undergraduate/PlanStudy/technical-electives

  • 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/PlanStudy/Curriculum-Flowchart-General-Fall-2014.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


Program 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.

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

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.