College of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringAcademicsUndergraduateCivil Engineering Curriculum

Civil Engineering Curriculum

The first two years of the undergraduate curriculum focus on basic principles. Engineering science and design are integrated throughout, with a gradual shift in emphasis from introduction of fundamental concepts, principles, and tools to analysis and design in increasingly realistic situations. The curriculum culminates in the capstone senior design experience.

MATH 1610 Calculus I4MATH 1620 Calculus II4
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I3PHYS 1600 Engineering Physics I4
CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1COMP 1220 Introduction to Computing with Python2
ENGR 1100 Engineering Orientation0ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ENGR 1110 Introduction to Engineering2POLI 1090 American Government in Multicultural World3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3 
HIST 1010 World History I or 1210 Technology and Civilization I (or HIST 1020 or 1220)13 
 16 16
MATH 2630 Calculus III4MATH 2650 Linear Differential Equations3
PHYS 1610 Engineering Physics II4CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II3
ENGR 2050 Statics3ENGR 2070 Mechanics of Materials3
CIVL 2010 Surveying3ENGR 2200 Introduction To Thermodynamics, Fluids And Heat Transfer3
STAT 3010 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists3ENGR 2350 Dynamics3
 Core Literature13
 17 18
CIVL 3010 Civil Engineering Analysis4CIVL 3110 Hydraulics4
CIVL 3310 Geotechnical Engineering I4CIVL 3230 Environmental Engineering4
CIVL 3410 Construction Engineering3CIVL 3510 Transportation Engineering4
CIVL 3610 Structural Analysis4CIVL 3820 Civil Engineering Materials3
 15 15
PHIL 1040 Business Ethics or 1110 Ethical and Conceptual Foundations of Science3Core Fine Arts3
Science Elective24Core History/Social Science13
Breadth Elective I23Breadth Elective III23
Breadth Elective II23Technical Elective II23
Technical Elective I23Senior Design Project23
 UNIV 4AA0 Achieve the Creed0
 16 15
Total Hours: 128

The AU Bulletin lists the University Core Curriculum requirements for students in the College of Engineering.  Students must complete a sequence in either Literature or History.  Because of the discipline-specific requirements for the Humanities courses, it is recommended that a History sequence be completed.


Breadth electives, technical electives, the science elective, and the senior design project must be selected from lists of approved courses available from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Each student must take a breadth elective in at least three of seven specialty areas: construction, environmental, geotechnical, pavements and materials, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering.