BS in Civil Engineering
Civil engineering involves the planning, design, and construction of facilities essential to modern life. It requires education in basic engineering principles along with the development of skills in the areas of planning and management of construction projects and the associated systems and resources. Civil engineering graduates are required to master technical content and to demonstrate particular competence in the areas of communication, fiscal management and project control. The broad-based background is tailored to develop professionals who are able to move between technical and managerial aspects of civil engineering projects.
Program Educational Objectives
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. Graduates of civil engineering will:
- Meet the educational requirements to pursue registration as a professional engineer in the State of Georgia and other states in the nation.
- Demonstrate career advancement with increasing responsibility in the Civil industry as owners, managers, lead engineers, or other key positions of leadership.
- Be capable of pursuing graduate education in civil engineering and related fields.
Student outcomes describe the knowledge and skills acquired by students who complete the program. Students completing the civil engineering program will be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- Apply the engineering design process to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration for public health and safety, and global, cultural, social, environmental, economic, and other factors as appropriate to the discipline
- Design and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Recognize the ongoing need to acquire new knowledge, to choose appropriate learning strategies, and to apply this knowledge.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team that establishes goals, plans tasks, meets deadlines, and creates a collaborative and inclusive environment.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.
Prior to enrolling in upper-level courses, students must meet the requirements needed for the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. View engineering standing requirements.
General Education (42 Credit Hours)
See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.
Specific General Education Requirements for this Major
- MATH 1190 - Calculus I
- MATH 2202 - Calculus II
- PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
- PHYS 2211L - Principles of Physics Laboratory I
- PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
- PHYS 2212L - Principles of Physics Laboratory II
Lower Division Major Requirements
Area F (18 Credit Hours)
- ENGR 2214 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
- SURV 2221 - Surveying I
- SURV 2221L - Surveying I Lab
- CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
- CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory
- CHEM 1212 - General Chemistry II
- CHEM 1212L - General Chemistry II Laboratory
- One Credit Hour from Area A
- Two Credit Hours from Area D
Upper Division Major Requirements
58 Credit Hours
- MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
- ENVS 2202 - Introduction to Environmental Science (eCore)*
- BIOL 1107 - Biological Principles I
- EDG 2160 - Civil Graphics and Computer Aided Drafting
- ENGR 3131 - Strength of Materials
- ENGR 3132 - Strength of Materials Lab
- ENGR 3305 - Data Collection and Analysis in Engineering
- ENGR 3324 - Project Cost Analysis
- ENGR 3343 - Fluid Mechanics
- ENGR 3345 - Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
- CE 1000 - Orientation to Engineering and Surveying Professions
- CE 2003 - Engineering Problem Solving
- CE 3201 - Structural Analysis
- CE 3202 - Design of Concrete Structures
- CE 3501 - Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering
- CE 3502 - Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering Lab
- CE 3701 - Geotechnical Engineering
- CE 3708 - Geotechnical Engineering Lab
- CE 3702 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
- CE 3704 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory
- CE 4177 - Transportation Engineering
- CE 4179 - Transportation Engineering Lab
- CE 4703 - Engineering Hydrology
- CE 4800 - Senior Project
- SURV 4470 - Land Development Design
- MATH 2306 - Ordinary Differential Equations
Upper Division Elective Courses (12 Credit Hours)
Select two courses from Civil Engineering Discipline Groups (CEDG) 1 to 3, but not more than one from each CEDG 1 to 3. The remaining two courses may be selected from ANY CEDG 1 to 4.
CEDG 1 - Environmental Engineering
- CE 3703 - Environmental Engineering Design
- CE 4343 - Solid Waste Engineering
- CE 4353 - Air Pollution Control
- CE 4708 - Hazardous Waste Engineering
CEDG 2 - Geotechnical/Materials Engineering
- CE 4105 - Foundation Design
- CE 4705 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
CEDG 3 - Transportation Engineering
- CE 4178 - Highway Design and Construction
- CE 4706 - Pavement Engineering
CEDG 4 - Other Engineering
- CE 3398 : Internship in Civil Engineering
- CE 4103 : Design of Steel Structures
- CE 4704 : Engineering Hydraulic Analysis and Design
- CE 4707 : Design of Wood Structures
- CM 3040 : Building Information Modeling I
Any Upper-Division (3000's and 4000's) Surveying & Mapping courses
Program Total (130 Credit Hours)
University-Wide Degree Requirements
Note: Program is exempt from WELL 1000 course requirement