Oct 27, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, BSCE


About the Program

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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


132 Credits Required

Civil Engineering Major Courses


CE Technical Electives (30 credits)


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  • 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 (51-53 credits)


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Grade of C- or better is required for all Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements.

(If pursuing Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800 or HONR 19903 or SCLA 10100 are required to meet degree requirements. Additionally, CS 15900 or CHM 11600 are required to meet degree requirements, but not required to complete the First Year Engineering program.)

General Education Electives (18 credits)


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  • General Education Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Humanities for core)
  • General Education Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00 (satisfies Behaviorial/Social Science for core)
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective VI (CE 29202 1 of 2 credits & CE 39201) - Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

First Year Engineering Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


13-14 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Civil Engineering Program Requirements


18 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


17 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • 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
  • General Education Elective III - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Technical Elective VIII - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective IX - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective X - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education Elective V - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Note


  • Students must have a graduation index of 2.0 and an index of 2.0 in all CE courses
  • Students must have a grade of C- or better in all Required CE Courses (including CE 39201) and in Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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