Undergraduate Degree - Civil Engineering

Program:
Civil Engineering
Program Code:
2313 Civil Engineering
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FQ68


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate Programs
Civil Engineering

The civil engineering major is designed to provide graduates with a broad understanding of the physical factors involved in the planning, design, and operation of public and private facilities. The bachelor’s degree program in civil engineering is oriented to the application of engineering principles to several areas of specialization, including transportation, structures, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, water resources, and pavements and materials.

The Bachelor of Science Degree program in Civil  Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 128 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Civil Engineering major is met by completing Civil Engineering 321 and 341. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Engineering may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements for All Majors in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Engineering for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a.    All of the following courses (43 credits):
    CE 221 Statics 3
    CE 273 Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements 2
    CE 274 Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers 1
    CE 305 Introduction to Structural Analysis 3
    CE 312 Soil Mechanics 4
    CE 321 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 4
    CE 337 Civil Engineering Materials I 4
    CE 341 Transportation Engineering 3
    CE 371 Sustainable Civil Environmental Engineering Systems 3
    CE 372 Risk Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering 2
    CE 495 Senior Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering 4
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    ENE 280 Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science 3
    GLG 301 Geology of Continents and Oceans 3
    ME 222 Mechanics of Deformable Solids 3
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    CE 461 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering 3
    ME 361 Dynamics 3
    c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    BE 351 Thermodynamics for Biological Engineering 3
    ECE 345 Electronic Instrumentation and Systems 3
    ME 201 Thermodynamics 3
    MSE 250 Materials Science and Engineering 3
    d. Technical Electives. Complete 18 credits of electives from the list below. At least four courses, totaling a minimum of 12 credits, must be from at least four different areas (environmental, geotechnical, pavements, structures, transportation, and water resources).  Additional credits to meet the 18 credit requirement may be taken from the list of courses below, which includes courses in construction management.
    Environmental
    ENE 481 Environmental Chemistry: Equilibrium Concepts  3
    ENE 483 Water and Wastewater Engineering 3
    ENE 487 Microbiology for Environmental Science and Engineering 3
    ENE 489 Air Pollution: Science and Engineering 3
    Geotechnical
    CE 418 Geotechnical Engineering 3
    Pavements
    CE 431 Pavement Design and Analysis I 3
    CE 831 Advanced Concrete Pavement Analysis and Design 3
    CE 832 Advanced Asphalt Pavement Analysis and Design 3
    Structures
    CE 405 Design of Steel Structures 3
    CE 406 Design of Concrete Structures 3
    CE 805 Advanced Design of Steel Structures 3
    CE 806 Advanced Structural Concrete Design 3
    Transportation
    CE 444 Principles of Traffic Engineering 3
    CE 448 Transportation Planning 3
    CE 449 Highway Design 3
    Water Resources
    ENE 421 Engineering Hydrology 3
    ENE 422 Applied Hydraulics 3
    ENE 822 Groundwater Modeling 3
    The additional six credits may include courses from the construction management program courses below or from the list above.
    CE 471 Construction Engineering-Equipment, Methods and Planning 3
    CMP 311 Construction Project Scheduling 3
    CMP 415 Cost Estimating and Analysis 3
    CMP 423 Construction Project Management 3

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Civil Engineering, BS (2313)

Required Credits: 128    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Civil Engineering - Statics
Major - Civil Engineering - Statics: 1 course from CE221

Requirement 12: Major - Civil Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements
Major - Civil Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements: 1 course from CE273

Requirement 13: Major - Civil Engineering - Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
Major - Civil Engineering - Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers: 1 course from CE274

Requirement 14: Major - Civil Engineering - Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science
Major - Civil Engineering - Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science: 1 course from ENE280

Requirement 15: Major - Civil Engineering - Structural Analysis and Design
Major - Civil Engineering - Structural Analysis and Design: 1 course from CE305

Requirement 16: Major - Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics
Major - Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics: 1 course from CE312

Requirement 17: Major - Civil Engineering - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
Major - Civil Engineering - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics: 1 course from CE321

Requirement 18: Major - Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Materials I
Major - Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Materials I: 1 course from CE337

Requirement 19: Major - Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering
Major - Civil Engineering - Transportation Engineering: 1 course from CE341

Requirement 20: Major - Civil Engineering - Sustainable Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems
Major - Civil Engineering - Sustainable Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems: 1 course from CE371

Requirement 21: Major - Civil Engineering - Risk Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Major - Civil Engineering - Risk Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering: 1 course from CE372

Requirement 22: Major - Civil Engineering - Senior Design in Civil Engineering
Major - Civil Engineering - Senior Design in Civil Engineering: 1 course from CE495

Requirement 23: Major - Civil Engineering - Chemistry Lab
Major - Civil Engineering - Chemistry Lab: 1 course from CEM161

Requirement 24: Major - Civil Engineering - Mechanics of Deformable Solids
Major - Civil Engineering - Mechanics of Deformable Solids: 1 course from ME222

Requirement 25: Major - Civil Engineering - Geology of the Great Lakes Region
Major - Civil Engineering - Geology of the Great Lakes Region: 1 course from GLG301

Requirement 26: Major - Civil Engineering - Major Selection I
Major - Civil Engineering - Major Selection I: 1 course from CE461, ME361

Requirement 27: Major - Civil Engineering - Major Selection II
Major - Civil Engineering - Major Selection II: 1 course from BE351, ECE345, ME201, MSE250

Requirement 28: Major - Civil Engineering - Major Electives - Credits
Major - Civil Engineering - Major Electives - Credits: A total 18 credits
At least 12 credits from CE405, CE406, CE418, CE431, CE444, CE448, CE449, CE805, CE806, CE831, CE832, ENE421, ENE422, ENE481, ENE483, ENE487, ENE822, ENE489
At least 6 credits from CE405, CE406, CE418, CE444, CE448, CE449, CE805, CE806, ENE421, ENE422, ENE481, ENE483, ENE487, ENE822, CE471, CMP415, CMP423, CMP311, ENE489, CE431, CE831, CE832

Requirement 29: Major - Civil Engineering - Major Electives Areas
Major - Civil Engineering - Major Electives Areas: A total 1 course from each of 4 of the following sets of courses
Structures: Structures -CE405, CE406, CE805, CE806
Geotechnical: Geotechnical -CE418
Water Resources: Water Resources -ENE421, ENE422, ENE822
Pavements: Pavements -CE431, CE831, CE832
Environmental: Environmental -ENE481, ENE483, ENE487, ENE489
Transportation: Transportation -CE448, CE449, CE444
Construction Engineering and Management: Construction Engineering and Management -CE471, CMP415, CMP423, CMP311

Requirement 30: College - Engineering - Mathematics
College - Engineering - Mathematics: 3 courses from MTH132, MTH133, MTH234

Requirement 31: College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional
College - Engineering - Mathematics Additional: 1 course from MTH235

Requirement 32: College - Engineering - Physics
College - Engineering - Physics: 1 course from PHY183, PHY183B

Requirement 33: College - Engineering - Physics Additional
College - Engineering - Physics Additional: 1 course from PHY184

Requirement 34: College - Engineering - Computer Science
College - Engineering - Computer Science: 1 course from EGR102

Requirement 35: College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design
College - Engineering - Introduction to Engineering Design: 1 course from EGR100

Requirement 36: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISB: 1 course from BS161, PLB105, ENT205, MMG201, MMG301, PSL250, ZOL141, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 37: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - ISP: 1 course from CEM141, CEM151, PHY183, PHY183B, PHY184

Requirement 38: Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab
Alternative Track for Integrative Studies - Lab: 1 course from PLB106, CEM161, MMG206, PHY191

Requirement 39: Engineering College Admission - Core Courses
Engineering College Admission - Core Courses: A total 6 courses
At least 1 course from EGR102
At least 1 course from EGR100
At least 1 course from MTH132
At least 1 course from MTH133
At least 1 course from CEM141
At least 1 course from PHY183

Requirement 40: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 41: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.

Requirement 42
128 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.