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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Civil Engineering (CE) (B.S.)


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for engineering and Technology (ABET, http://www.abet.org.)

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General track requirements


Students choosing the general track can fulfill the requirements for a BS in civil engineering by following the course curriculum as well as the following selection of courses:

  • Track electives Credits: 11-14
  • CE design electives Credits: 12

CE design electives must be chosen from the following:


CE design electives must be chosen from those listed below, and must include at least one course in four of the five areas:

Construction engineering track


This track allows students to obtain a BS in civil engineering while preparing more specifically for employment in the construction industry.

Students choosing the construction engineering track can fulfill the requirements for a BS in civil engineering by following the course curriculum listed for civil engineering as well as the following selection of courses:

Construction track recommended electives (8 credit hours)


  • *Other track electives

Note


*Other construction track electives may be chosen from courses in math, science, engineering, or business as approved by student’s advisor.

Environmental track


This track allows students to obtain a BS in civil engineering while preparing more specifically for career opportunities with firms and governmental agencies actively engaged in environmental engineering practice.

Students choosing the environmental track can fulfill the requirements for a BS in civil engineering by following the course curriculum listed for civil engineering as well as the following selection of courses:

  • Track elective Credits: 10

Structures track


This track allows students to obtain a BS in civil engineering while preparing more specifically for employment in the structural engineering area.

Students choosing the structural track can fulfill the requirements for a BS in civil engineering by following the course curriculum listed for civil engineering as well as the following selection of courses:

  • Track elective Credits: 8

Transportation/materials engineering track


This track allows students to obtain a BS in civil engineering while preparing more specifically for employment in the transportation industry.

Students choosing the transportation/materials engineering track can fulfill the requirement for a BS in civil engineering by following the course curriculum listed for civil engineering as well as the following selection of courses:

Note


*Other transportation/materials track electives may be chosen from courses in math, science, engineering, or business as approved by student’s advisor.

Curriculum in civil engineering (CE)


Freshman year


Sophomore year


Junior year


Senior year


Fall semester (15 credit hours)


  • ****Civil engineering design electives Credits: 6
  • ***Track elective Credits: 3
  • **General education humanities or social science elective Credits: 3

Spring semester (15 credit hours)


  • ****Civil engineering design elective Credits: 6
  • **General education humanities or social science elective Credits: 6

Notes


A letter grade of “C” or better is required for all prerequisites prior to taking subsequent program courses. A letter grade of “C” or better is required for all graded STEM courses applied to the degree program.

A resident cumulative GPA of 2.300 or better is required for a change of major from any engineering program to civil engineering.

*Students must complete the appropriate prerequisite credits for ENGL 415, but may apply only 3 credit hours of ENGL 415 prerequisite credits towards degree requirements.

**General education humanities and general education social sciences electives are to be selected from general education courses (K-State 8) that are also on the engineering humanities and social sciences elective list and need not be taken in the order listed in the curriculum.

***Track electives are to be selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor to satisfy the requirements of the track the student has chosen. One course from either the engineering materials or circuits, fields, and electronics engineering science group is required in the general track.

****CE design electives are to be selected from the list approved by the department to satisfy track requirements.

For additional information about the General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Engineering.

Total hours required for graduation (128)