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Civil Engineering, B.S.

Requirements

Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design and supervision of infrastructure components including: buildings, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, mass transit systems, and airports. Civil engineers are also involved in environmental studies and the design and supervision of municipal water supplies and sewage systems.

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. To be admitted to the BSCE program, a student must complete the foundation courses in Mathematics (MATH 1210, 1220, 2210, 2250); Physics (PHYS 2210, 2215, 2220, 2225); Chemistry (CHEM 1210, 1215); English (ENGL 1010, 2010); Engineering (ENGR 1000, 2010, 2030, 2140, 2160); Computer Aided Drafting (EGDT 1040), and Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I (EGDT 1400) with a minimum grade of C in these courses.
  2. Must complete courses with a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  3. A student not meeting all of the admission requirements, may request in writing, a provisional admission status for a semester from the department. The provisional admission status must be approved by the civil engineering program coordinator.
General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Humanities Social Sciences 3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:   
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
  COMM 2110  Interpersonal Communication 3
  Fine Arts Distribution (see published computer engineering list of GE) 3
  Biology Distribution (see published computer engineering list of GE) 3
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
Discipline Core Requirements: 72 Credits
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
  ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering 3
  ENGR 2010 Engineering Statics 3
  ENGR 2030 Engineering Dynamics 3
  ENGR 2140 Mechanics of Materials 3
  ENGR 2160 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 3
  ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis 3
  ENVT 1110 Introduction to Environmental Management 3
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
  MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
  CIVE 3010 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
  CIVE 3130 Structural Analysis 3
  CIVE 3210 Geotechnical Engineering 3
  ME 3310 Fluid Mechanics 3
  CIVE 3320 Hydraulics and Hydrology 3
  CIVE 3335 Civil Engineering Experimentation I 2
  CIVE 4135 Civil Engineering Experimentation II 2
  CIVE 4510 Civil Engineering Seminar 1
  CIVE 4810 Civil Engineering Capstone I 3
  CIVE 4820 Civil Engineering Capstone II 3
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
Elective Requirements:    15 Credits
Elective Courses (15 credit hours are required; two courses may be taken from Technical Elective list; at least six credit hours must be at 4000 level) 15
CIVE Elective Courses
  CIVE 3140 Structural Steel Design (3)  
  CIVE 3150 Reinforced Concrete Design (3)  
  CIVE 3610 Environmental Engineering (3)  
  CIVE 4010 Traffic Engineering (3)  
  CIVE 4020 Highway Planning and Design (3)  
  CIVE 4210 Foundation Design (3)  
  CIVE 4310 Storm Water Management (3)  
  CIVE 4320 Open Channel Flow (3)  
  ME 4420 Finite Element Methods (3)  
  CIVE 4610 Water and Wastewater (3)  
  CIVE 490R Advanced Current Topics in Civil Engineering (1-3)  
Technical Elective Courses    
  CMGT 2025 Heavy Civil Plans and Specifications (3)  
  CMGT 3000 Principles of Construction Scheduling (3)  
  CMGT 3030 Principles of Construction Estimating (3)  
  CMGT 3040 Construction Job Site Management (3)  
  CMGT 3050 Construction Equipment, Planning and Logistics (3)  
  CMGT 3160 Building Information Modeling (3)  
  CMGT 4010 Construction Contracts (3)  
  CMGT 4020 Construction Project Management (3)  
  CMGT 405G Global Sustainability and the Built Environment (3)  
  LEGL 3000 Business Law (3)  
  ENVT 3280 Environmental Law (3)  
  ENVT 3290 Environmental Permits and Reports (3)  
  ENVT 3330 Water Resources Management (3)  
  ENVT 3850 Environmental Policy (3)  
  GEO 3000 Environmental Geochemistry (3)  
  Students may also take upper level computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering classes as technical electives in consultation with their faculty advisors and approval of the department offering the courses.

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, with a minimum grade of C in all discipline core and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. Ten of these hours must be within the last 45 hours earned. At least 12 of the credit hours earned in residence must be in approved CIVE courses.
  4. All transfer credits must be approved in writing by UVU and the civil engineering program coordinator.
  5. No more than 80 semester hours and no more than 20 hours in CIVE courses of transfer credit.
  6. No more than 6 semester hours may be earned through independent study.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210 Calculus I (May require pre-requisite) 5
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
EGDT 1040 Computer Aided Drafting--AutoCAD 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
ENGR 2010 Engineering Statics 3
ENVT 1110 Introduction to Environmental Management 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
EGDT 1400 Surveying Applications and Field Techniques I 3
ENGR 2030 Engineering Dynamics 3
ENGR 2140 Mechanics of Materials 3
ENGR 2160 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering 3
Health Choose from the GE approved personal Health List 2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis 3
CIVE 3010 Transportation Engineering 3
CIVE 3130 Structural Analysis 3
ME 3310 Fluid Mechanics 3
Biology Choose from the GE approved Biology list 3
  Semester total:  15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CIVE 3210 Geotechnical Engineering 3
CIVE 3320 Hydraulics and Hydrology 3
CIVE 3335 Civil Engineering Experimentation I 2
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
  Technical Elective 3
  Semester total:  17
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
CIVE 4135 Civil Engineering Experimentation II 2
CIVE 4510 Civil Engineering Seminar 1
CIVE 4810 Capstone I 3
CIVE xxxx Elective 3
  Technical Elective 3
Fine Arts Choose from the GE approved Fine Arts Elective 3
  Semester total:  15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
CIVE 4820 Capstone II 3
CIVE xxxx 4000 level Civil Engineering Elective 3
CIVE xxxx 4000 level Civil Engineering Elective 3
American Institution Choose from the GE approved American Institution list 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total:  15
  Degree Total 126

Department

Name:

Construction Technologies

Location:

GT 610d

Telephone:

801-863-8500

Email:

ConstructionTechnologies@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/ct

Chair:

Robert Warcup

 
 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a dynamic opportunity for engaged learning through a variety of certificate and degree programs that foster integrity, creativity, hands-on activities, and scholarly work. Success is measured by learners who leave professionally competent to build better communities through service, leadership and lifelong learning in their chosen field.

 
 

Construction Technologies

 
 

Building Inspection Technology

  • Program Coordinator: Fred Davis
  • Office: GT 610g
  • Telephone: 801-863-8861
  • Email: Davisfr@uvu.edu


Advisory Committee:

Quinn Davis, Wasatch County Building Official; Bill Bell, Building Safety Division Manager; Donna Jackson, Midvale City Building Official; Gilbert Gonzales, Murry City Assistant Building Official; Dave Johnson, Public Works Director/Building Official.

Degree/Certificates:

  • One Year Certificate
  • Two Year Associate in Applied Science
  • Bachelors of Science in Technology Management

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are better equipped to find employment in the building inspection and construction management fields. In addition, this curriculum will provide supporting instruction for those students in the Construction Technologies (CT) and the Engineering, Graphics and Design Technologies (EGDT) programs.

Reminder: An overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation.

 
 

Cabinetry & Architectural Woodwork

  • Program Coordinator: Kelly Baird
  • Office: GT 625b
  • Telephone: 801-863-8860
  • Email: Bairdke@uvu.edu


Advisory Committee:

Richard Shelley, Fetzers Architectural Woodwork; Lance Durfee, Intermountain Wood Products; Russ Lee, International Surface Fabricators; Scott Hudson, Magelby Companies; KP Christensen, BYU Technology & Education; Dennis Bailey, Alpine School Districts; Scott Cherry, Prove School District

Degree/Certificates

  • One Year Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Two Year Associate in Applied Science
  • Two Year Associate in Science
  • Bachelors of Science in Technology Management

Career Opportunities

The highly skilled craftsperson in the cabinet-making field may find work in factory production, set-up, and milling, assembling, and installing highly-customized cabinetry in residences, banks, department stores, and restaurants. Other jobs may be found in furniture work, and specialized facets of the industry. Self-employment often follows short-term trade experience.

Reminder: an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above is required for graduation.

 
 

Construction Management; Clyde Institute

  • Program Coordinator: Robert Warcup
  • Office: GT 610a
  • Telephone: 801-863-8167
  • Email: Warcupro@uvu.edu


Advisory Committee:

Jeffrey R. Clyde, W.W. Clyde & Co.(Chair); Jim Golding, Geneva Rock; Trevor Hunsaker, Big D Construction; Darin Zwick, Zwick Construction; Kristen Mortensen, Chocolate Homes; Paul Magleby, Magleby Companies.

Degrees/Certificates

  • Two Year Associate in Applied Science
  • Two Year Associate in Science
  • Bachelors of Science in Construction Management

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the four-year Construction Management program are prepared for employment in various levels of construction project management including superintendents, project engineers, construction schedulers and estimators.

Graduates of the two-year Construction Management program are prepared for employment as construction project foremen, crew leaders and entry positions in job supervision.

 
 

Facilities Management

  • Program Coordinator: Eric Linfield
  • Office: GT 675m
  • Telephone: 801-863-8250
  • Email:  Eric.Linfield@uvu.edu


Advisory Committee:
 

Mark Woods (chairperson), Microfocus-Committee Chair; Kris Ashby, Elite Grounds; Frank Young, Utah Valley University; Matt Burk, Nuskin International; Michael Rawson, Intermountain Healthcare; Eric Linfield, UVU Program Coordinator.

Degrees/Certificates

  • Two Year Associates in Applied Science
  • Bachelors of Science in Technology Management

Career Opportunities

The Facilities Management program is designed to prepare graduates to manage physical facilities such as resorts, health care centers, government facilities, recreational complexes, schools, industrial plants, and apartment buildings. Wherever there are buildings to be maintained there is a career opportunity for the facility manager.

The job of the facility manager can vary considerably depending on the employing institution, but some of the more common responsibilities are physical plant operations, building and grounds maintenance, space planning, budgets and purchasing, and human resources.

Reminder: an overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher is required for graduation.
 
 

College of Technology and Computing

 
 

Faculty

Kellan Baird(1998)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty



B.S., Industrial Education, Brigham Young University.

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James Cox(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty



A.S., Physics, Carbon Jr. College; Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, Mathematics, M.E., Transportation, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Transportation, University of Utah.

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Ben Davis(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty



B.S., Geography/Urban Planning, University of Utah; M.S., Instructional Technology, Utah State University.

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DeWayne Erdmann(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty



B.S., Industrial Education, Brigham Young University.

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Barry Hallsted(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty



B.S., Youth Leadership & Scouting Education, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., Aspen University; Ph.D., Business Administration, Northcentral University.

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J. Linfield(1998)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty



B.S., Technology Management, Utah Valley State College.

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Robert Warcup(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Construction Management, Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Nevada; Ph.D, Technology & Engineering Education, Utah State University.

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