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Civil Engineering, B.S.

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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 and Chemistry (PHYS 2210, 2215, CHEM 1210,  with 1215 and PHYS 2220 with 2225 or CHEM 1220 with 1225); English (ENGL 1010 or
    ENGH 1005, ENGL 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 Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 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 205G Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:   
  Fine Arts 3
  Biology 3
  Humanities (COMM 1020 and COMM 1025  recommended) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science (COMM 2110 recommended) 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 WE 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 WE 2
  CIVE 4135 Civil Engineering Experimentation II WE 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
or CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II (4)  
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
or CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory (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)                                        
Technical Elective Courses  
  CIVE 481R Internship (1)                                        
  CMGT 2025 Heavy Civil Plans and Specifications (3)  
  CMGT 2060 Construction Job Site Management (3)  
  CMGT 2080 Principles of Construction Scheduling (3)  
  CMGT 3030 Principles of Construction Estimating (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 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering WE 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210 and Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
PHYS 2220 and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4) 5
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1)
OR  
CHEM 1220 and Principles of Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1)
ENVT 1110 Introduction to Environmental Management 3
ENGR 2010 Engineering Statics 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

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