Bachelor of Science
Main Campus - Melbourne

NOTE: This plan contains information approved too late for inclusion in the printed 2014–2015 University Catalog.  The Environmental Engineering Emphasis has been removed; in senior year fall, ECE 4991 has been replaced by Engineering Design Elective; and approved science electives have been expanded to include additional science courses. The total credits remain the same.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The curriculum for the civil engineering major is designed to prepare students for professional careers and graduate school. During the first two years, emphasis is placed on foundation courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics and engineering mechanics, augmented by practice-oriented civil engineering courses. The introductory civil engineering courses include field trips and introduction to various disciplines of civil engineering. The CAD lab course, using the latest CAD software, provides knowledge that is applied in the rest of the curriculum, as do the engineering materials and construction measurement courses.

During the second and third years, emphasis is on courses in the main disciplines of civil engineering (construction, environmental/ water resources, geotechnical, structures and transportation) that further develop analytical skills in preparation for design courses in the last two years. The emphasis in the third and fourth years is on design. The curriculum provides flexibility in the form of restricted electives and a technical/business elective that allow further depth in a discipline of choice, or further breadth.

Altogether, civil engineering majors are required to take five civil engineering laboratory courses to understand concepts and to learn, firsthand, what works and what does not. Each student is also required to be part of a multidisciplinary design project team that identifies, formulates and designs a real-world project. In this course, students must assemble information from previous courses. To enhance the application of their engineering skills to accomplish societal goals, technical courses in the third and fourth years incorporate leadership, teamwork, oral and written communication and ethics. Mandatory electives in the humanities and social sciences provide a broader understanding of the professional work environment, human history and culture.

Freshman Year

ASC 1000 University Experience 1
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
CVE 1000 Introduction to Civil Engineering 3
CVE 1001 Computer Applications Lab 1
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4


COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
CVE 2080 Construction Measurements 3
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
   Social Science Elective 3

Sophomore Year  

COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
MAE 2081 Applied Mechanics: Statics 3
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1


HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
MAE 2082 Applied Mechanics: Dynamics 3
MAE 3083 Mechanics of Materials 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
   Business or Technical Elective 3
   Free Elective 1

Junior Year

CVE 3012 Engineering Materials 3
CVE 3013 Engineering Materials Lab 1
CVE 3015 Structural Analysis and Design 3
CVE 3030 Fluid Mechanics 3
CVE 3033 Hydraulics Lab 1
CVE 3042 Water and Wastewater Systems for Land Development or CVE 3052 Municipal Water and Wastwater Systems
   Humanities Core Course*


CVE 3020 Soils and Foundations 3
CVE 3021 Soil Mechanics Lab 1
CVE 401x Structures Elective 3
CVE 4032 Hydraulics and Hydrology 3
MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics 3
   Science Elective** 3

Senior Year

CVE 4060 Transportation Engineering 3
CVE 4070 Construction Engineering 3
CVE 4091 Design Project 1 (Q) 1
   Engineering Design Elective 3
   Humanities Elective 3
   Restricted Elective (CVE) 3


CVE 4000 Engineering Economy and Planning 3
CVE 4074 Leading Construction Operations 3
CVE 4092 Design Project 2 (Q) 3
   Free Elective 1
   Restricted Electives (CVE) 6


Note: Restricted electives may be selected with approval from other upper-division courses in civil engineering or related fields.

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern  
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial  
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
HUM 2213   British and American Literature 2  
HUM 2331   American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era  
HUM 2332   American History: From Reconstruction to the Present  

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.

**Approved Science Electives include Biological Discovery 1 (BIO 1010) or Biological Discovery 2 (BIO 1020), The Whole Earth Course (ENS 1001), Oceanography (OCN 1010), Meteorology (OCN 2407), Environmental Geology (OCN 2602) and Atmospheric Environments (ENS 3101).