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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering (CE) (B.S.)


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The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

General option requirements


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

  • Option electives Credits: (11–14)
  • CE electives Credits: (12)

CE electives must be chosen from the following:


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

Construction engineering option


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

Students choosing the construction engineering option 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 option recommended electives (8 credit hours)


  • *Other option electives

Note


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

Environmental option


This option 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 option 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:

  • Option elective Credits: (10)

Structures option


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

Students choosing the structural option 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:

  • Option elective Credits: (8)

Transportation/materials engineering option


This option 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 option 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 option 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


Fall semester (17 credit hours)


  • ***Option elective Credits: (3)

Junior year


Fall semester (16 credit hours)


  • ***Option elective Credits: (6)

Senior year


Fall semester (15 credit hours)


  • ****Civil engineering electives Credits: (6)
  • ***Option elective Credits: (3)
  • **General education humanities or social science elective Credits: (3)

Spring semester (15 credit hours)


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

Notes


To graduate with a BS in Civil Engineering at Kansas State University students must obtain a minimum of a C letter grade in all CE courses that are at the 300 level or above and that are counted toward the degree requirements.

*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.

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

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

IMPORTANT NOTES: Students who first enroll in Summer 2011 or later must meet the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education Program.

Students who began their programs of study in earlier terms under the University General Education (UGE) program may complete their degrees with UGE requirements or may choose to move to the K-State 8. Students should check with their academic advisors to determine which choice would be better. To switch, students must consult with their academic advisors.

Students who are readmitted in Summer 2011 and later will be designated as meeting the K-State 8 by the Office of Admissions. Deans’ offices can make an exception for the readmitted student who has completed UGE or who would prefer to complete UGE requirements.

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

Total hours required for graduation (128)


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