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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Civil Engineering



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The civil engineering department offers an accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program in which high-performing students can earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees with limited overlap of coursework.  Students can choose between completing research with thesis or coursework only option.

Admission Requirements


To qualify for the program, undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 after completing 80 hours towards the B.S.C.E. degree. Typically, it takes students an additional year to complete the accelerated B.S./M.S. degree. Students must have a CE faculty member, who is also appointed to the KSU Graduate Faculty, agree to serve as their major professor. In accordance with Graduate School policies, students can request a change in major advisor after acceptance into the accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program.

Graduation Requirements


Students pursuing a research with thesis option MS degree can use 6 credit hours of approved 600 or above level courses and 3 credit hours of independent study (literature review and proposal of their research topic) to count towards both degrees. Students pursuing a coursework only option MS degree can use 6 credit hours of approved 600 or above level courses to count towards both degrees. Students must satisfy all other requirements established for non-accelerated CE MS students. Students can receive their BS degree upon completion of all requirements established for non-accelerated BS students.

Special Requirements


The Graduate School requires that all graduate courses be taken for graduate credit during the semester of enrollment. The Graduate School will not change an undergraduate course to a graduate course after grades are assigned.  If the student has deferred admission, then the student must submit special enrollment request to enroll or change current course(s) to the graduate level credit.

  • Students must complete 30 graduate credit hours with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Students must complete all B.S.C.E. degree requirements with the exception that up to 6 credit hours of approved 600 or above level classes taken for graduate credit can also count toward their B.S. degree requirements and, for those students in the research with thesis option an additional 3 credit hours of independent study can also count toward their B.S. degree requirements.

Required Courses


Freshman Year - Fall Semester


  • CE 015 - Engineering Assembly Credits: 0
  • CE 101 - Intro. Civil Engineering Credits: 1
  • CE 202 - Civil Engineering Graphics Credits: 3
  • CHM 210 - Chemistry I Credits: 4
  • ECON 110 - Prin. Macroeconomics Credits: 3
  • ENGL 100 - Expository Writing I * Credits: 3
  • MATH 220 - Anal. Geom. & Calc. I Credits: 4

TOTAL: 18 credit hours

Freshman Year - Spring Semester


  • CE 015 - Engineering Assembly Credits: 0
  • CE 212 - Elementary Surveying Credits: 3
  • CHM 230 - Chemistry II Credits: 4
  • GEOL 100 - Earth in Action Credits: 3
  • MATH 221 - Anal. Geom. & Calc. II Credits: 4
  • H & SS / K-State 8 ** Credits: 3

TOTAL: 17 credit hours

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester


  • CE 015 - Engineering Assembly Credits: 0
  • CIS 209 - C Computer Programming Credits: 3
  • COMM 105 - Public Speaking IA Credits: 2
  • MATH 222 - Anal. Geom. & Calc. III Credits: 4
  • PHYS 213 - Engineering Physics I Credits: 5
  • H & SS / K-State 8 ** Credits: 3

TOTAL: 17 credit hours

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester


TOTAL: 15 credit hours

Junior Year - Fall Semester


TOTAL: 16 credit hours

Junior Year - Spring Semester


TOTAL: 15 credit hours

Senior Year - Fall Semester


TOTAL: 15 credit hours

Senior Year - Spring Semester


TOTAL: 15 credit hours

 

Notes:

*  Students must complete the appropriate prerequisite courses for ENGL 415, but may only apply 3 hours of ENGL 415 prerequisite credits towards their 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 academic advisor to satisfy the requirements of the Track the student has chosen. One course from either the Engineering Materials area or the Circuits, Fields and Electronics Engineering Science area is required in the General Track. Students in the accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program and pursing a coursework-only M.S. degree can apply 6 hours of graduate coursework and use these hours to satisfy both undergraduate track electives requirements and M.S. coursework requirements. Students in the accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program and pursing a research-oriented M.S. degree can apply 6 hours of graduate coursework and 3 hours of independent study related to a research project and use these hours to satisfy both undergraduate track electives requirements and M.S. coursework requirements.

****  CE Design Electives are to be selected from the list approved by the department to satisfy Track requirements.

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