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Curriculum in Construction Engineering

Administered by the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

Leading to the degree bachelor of science.

Total credits required: 123.5 Building emphasis; 125.5 Heavy emphasis; 124.5 Mechanical, or 125.5 Electrical emphasis. See also Basic Program and Cooperative Programs.

B - Building construction emphasis.

H - Heavy construction emphasis.

M - Mechanical construction emphasis.

E - Electrical construction emphasis.

Undesignated courses are for all emphases.

Sophomore Year
Cr. Fall
3 Fundamentals of Surveying—C E 111
4 Contractor Organization and Management of Construction—Con E 221
3 Mathematics or Statistics Elective4
5 Introduction to Classical Physics II—Phys 222
15 B, M, E, H
Cr. Spring
3 Statistics for Engineers—Stat 105 (B,H,M)
3 Statics of Engineering—E M 274*
3 Construction Materials and Methods—Con E 241
1 Mechanical/Electrical Materials and Methods—Con E 251
3 Elementary Differential Equations— Math 266 (B, H) or
4 Elementary Differential Equations with Laplace—Math 267 (M,E)
4 Electrical Circuits—E E 201 (E)
3 Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Compositions—
Engl 250
16 B,H; 15 E; 14 M
Junior Year
Cr. Fall
3 Construction Equipment and Heavy Construction Methods—Con E 322* (B,H)
3 Mechanics of Fluids—E M 378*
3 Mechanics of Materials—E M 324*
1 Mechanics of Materials Lab—E M 327*
3 Engineering Thermodynamics—M E 231 (M,E)*
4 Circuits and Systems in Electronics—E E 230 (E)
3 Financial Accounting—Acct 284 (B,H,M)
3 Statistics for Engineers —Stat 105 (E)
3 Law Elective —(B,H)3
3 Mechanical/Electrical Systems for Buildings —Con E 351 (M)
16 B,H; 16, E; 15 M
Cr. Spring
3 Concrete and Steel Construction— Con E 340 (B,H)*
3 Mechanical/Electrical Systems for Buildings—Con E 351 (B,E)
3 Soil Engineering—C E 360 (B,H)*
3 Structural Analysis I—C E 332*
3 Social Science & Humanities Elective Depth (M)2
3 Social Science & Humanities Elective International Perspective (M)2
5 Engineering Topics Elective (H)1
3 Energy Systems & Power Electronics—E E 303 (E)*
2 Intro to Circuits and Instruments— E E 442 (M)
2 Engineering Topics Elective (B,M)1
3 Financial Accounting —Acct 284 (E)
3 Law Elective —(E,M)3
17 B,H; 18 E; 16 M
Senior Year
Cr. Fall
3 Construction Estimating— Con E 421*
3 Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Control—Con E 441
2 Construction Engineering Design I—Con E 487
3 Social Science & Humanities Elective International Perspective (B,H, E)2
3 Structural Steel Design I—C E 333 (B,H)
1 Design of Portland Cement Concrete—C E 383 (B)5
3 Design of Concretes and Pavement Structures—C E 382 (H)
3 Electrical Engineering Design—E E 456 (E)*
4 Heat Transfer—M E 436 (M)*
3 Mechanical Engineering Design—M E 441 (M)*
15 B, M; 17 H; 14 E
Cr. Spring
3 Construction Engineering Design II— Con E 488
3 Social Science & Humanities Elective Diversity2
3 Business Communications Elective
3 Reinforced Concrete Design—C E 334 (B,H)
3 Electrical Engineering Design—E E 457 (E)
3 Mechanical Engineering Design—M E 442 (M)
2 Introduction to AC Circuits and Motors—E E 448 (M)
12 B, H, E; 14 M

Communication Proficiency

The department requires a grade of C or better in Engl 150, Engl 250 (or 250H), and 302, 309 or 314, which fulfill the Business Communications requirement. Otherwise, the student must retake the course or take another course approved by the adviser to satisfy this requirement.

Transfer Grade Requirements

The department requires a grade of C or better for any transfer credit course that is applied to the degree program.

1 Students select Engineering Topics Electives from the Con E elective list. Students must take all electives for a grade; Pass-Not Pass grades are not acceptable.

2 Students select social sciences and humanities (SSH) electives from any approved engineering SSH list. For the depth elective students must include any one (3 cr.) approved SSH elective at the 200 level or higher. Students must take all electives for a grade; Pass-Not Pass grades are not accepatable.

3 Students select Law Elective from the ConE elective list. Students must take all electives for a grade; Pass-Not Pass grades are not acceptable.

4 Students select Mathematics or Statistics Elective from the ConE elective list. Students must take all electives for a grade; Pass-Not Pass grades are not acceptable.

5 Building emphasis students may substitute CE 382 —3 credits for CE 383 —1 cr. and apply the two extra credits to the Engineering Topics elective —2 cr.

*Core professional curriculum. The department requires that a student have a minimum grade-point average of 2.00 in this group of courses in order to graduate.