College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013
Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering?
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- City or county planning agency
- Construction firm
- Consulting engineering firm
- Federal or state agency
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Civil engineer
- Civil engineering management
- University professor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 57 units of preprofessional requirements
- At least 53 units of major courses
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a CENE prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 130 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||130|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 239|
|Additional Fees/Program Fees||Required|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 110 units:
Preprofessional Requirements (57 units)
Mathematics and Science courses (30 units)
- MAT 136, MAT 137, MAT 238, MAT 239 (15 units)
- CHM 151, CHM 151L (5 units)
- PHY 161, PHY 262 (7 units)
- Select from: (BIO 181 and BIO 181L), CHM 152, CHM 230, (GLG 101 and GLG 103), PHY 263 (3-4 units)
- EGR 186 (3 units)
- CENE 180, CENE 225, CENE 251, CENE 253, CENE 253L, CENE 286 (15 units)
- ME 252, ME 291 (6 units)
- Mathematics and Science courses (30 units)
- Major Courses (53 units)
Select Technical coursework; including at least 6 units with CENE prefixes, from (9 units):
- CENE 280, CENE 330, CENE 332, CENE 335, CENE 410, CENE 434, CENE 436, CENE 437, CENE 440, CENE 457, CENE 460, CENE 462, CENE 477, CENE 485, CENE 497, CENE 499, CENE 540, CENE 541, CENE 543, CENE 545, CENE 550, CENE 551, CENE 560, CENE 562, CENE 568
- CM 329, CM 388, CM 391, CM 460, CM 499
- EE 188
- ME 340, ME 435, ME 450, ME 451, ME 454, ME 455
- Select Technical coursework; including at least 6 units with CENE prefixes, from (9 units):
- If you wish to enhance your education in the area of environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, mathematics, or construction management, you can easily pursue a minor in each discipline with the addition of a small number of courses and by consulting with the respective disciplinary advisors.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 130-136 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Undergraduate Civil Engineering students will:
- Possess a foundation of mathematical and scientific principles in calculus through differential equations, statistics, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry. (ABET Criterion 3 Outcomes a, b, e, j and k, and Civil Engineering Program Criteria on Curriculum)
- Define and solve engineering problems, and create, evaluate, and document engineering designs of systems or components. (ABET Criterion 3 Outcomes a, c, e, g, and h, and Civil Engineering Program Criteria on Curriculum)
- Properly apply tools and methodologies to design and conduct experiments, to model or simulate processes and phenomena, and to analyze, interpret, and report results. (ABET Criterion 3 Outcomes a, b ,g, and k, and Civil Engineering Program Criteria on Curriculum)
- Work successfully and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams and as individuals in public and private organizations, understanding the impact of societal and political systems on the engineering design process. (ABET Criterion 3 Outcomes c, d, g, h, and j)
- Strive to improve their professional skills and abilities and to update their knowledge and understanding of contemporary professional issues. (ABET Criterion 3 Outcomes c, f, h, i, j, and k, and Civil Engineering Program Criteria on Curriculum)
- Recognize the practice of engineering as a privilege and adhere to the standards and ethics of the profession, including licensure requirements, to protect and promote public health, safety, and welfare. (ABET Criterion 3 Outcomes f and i and Civil Engineering Program Criteria on Curriculum)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
- PROGRAM FEE INFORMATION
Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $500 per year in students' Junior and Senior years has been approved for this program.
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